Banks: retail sector is competitive

first_img Banks: retail sector is competitive KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp LEADING banking industry figures yesterday defended the level of competition in the UK’s retail banking sector, in evidence to the Treasury Select Committee. Lloyds Banking Group chief executive Eric Daniels, whose bank faces the possibility of being broken up by the government, denied that the UK market was made uncompetitive by four of the top banks having 73 per cent of the current account market.“Concentration does not lead to lack of competition,” he said, adding that in other countries the market offers far less choice. The “great majority” of Lloyds’ customers were satisfied with their account service, he said.Lloyds alone provides almost 30 per cent of current accounts in the UK, since its controversial acquisition of HBOS during the dark days of the banking crisis. RBS chief executive Stephen Hester told the Treasury Committee that the size of UK banks was a “red herring”.But the bank bosses were taken to task over issues of the portability of current accounts and a supposed lack of transparency over fee structures.Moving accounts between banks could take between four and eight weeks, the bankers said. After the session, select committee member Andrea Leadsom told City A.M. that evidence showed bank customers often wanted to change accounts but wouldn’t because it was “so much trouble”.“The issue is the complexity of switching bank accounts,” she said. Leadsom also complained about the “really shocking” lack of transparency over bank fees. “Nobody has a clue what they are paying for their current account,” she said. “If people knew how much interest they were foregoing they might be more inclined to switch bank.”Tesco Bank chief executive Benny Higgins suggested many consumers did not switch banks because they did not know how much their current account cost them.But RBS and Lloyds denied they overcharged customers in areas such as overdraft interest rates. The Independent Commission on Banking is also due to meet to discuss retail banking issues next Monday with former Barclays chief executive Martin Taylor as chair. Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldcenter_img whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 7 December 2010 8:55 pmlast_img read more

Veikkaus profit down 32.6% in 2020 with slot arcades closed

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the year was €1.26bn, down 25.5%, and the operator said the pandemic had reduced its GGR by more than €300m throughout the year. The operator also introduced a €500 maximum daily loss limit for “fast-paced online games” such as online lottery games, slots, bingo and table games, with an exception for poker. The loss limit is expected to remain in place until at least March 2021. “To Veikkaus, just as to many other companies, the year of the coronavirus was challenging; however, it was also a year of positive, remarkable solutions that have enabled the building of a more responsible gaming environment.” The operator said the main reason for the decrease was disruption to the business caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which saw slot machines closed entirely or in part for a total of around five months. Of the total gaming figure, 58.1% was authenticated, using ID checks. The proportion of slot gaming which was authenticated was just 11.5% after the operator piloted ID requirements for slots from October. In January of this year, it rolled this requirement out nationwide. Veikkaus profit down 32.6% in 2020 with slot arcades closed Of the total GGR, 56.6% came from the points of sale of the operator’s retail network, while 43.4% came from its digital channel, up 11.6%. The increased share attributed to the digital channel occurred as a result of a drop in the share of point-of-sales gaming following slot machine closures, the operator said. The operator also began to prepare for the compulsory identification of players across all of its games in 2020, which it hopes to enforce by 2023. The total Finnish gambling market saw GGR of €1.59bn, down 21%, meaning Veikkaus’ market share was around 80%. The average prevalence of problem gambling in the country, according to two surveys commissioned from the Taloustutkimus market research company, was around 2.5%. “The updated strategy is based on an even safer and more responsible Gaming environment, said Hanna Kyrki, SVP legal affairs and CSR. Regions: Finland In addition to the slot closures, revenues were affected by the lack of professional sports worldwide which caused a reduction in the availability of betting markets. “We had to take major, even difficult, decisions, on a tight schedule at Veikkaus due to the coronavirus epidemic in 2020, in order to protect the health of our staff, customers, and retailers,” said Regina Sippel, the operator’s chief financial officer. Finnish state-owned operator Veikkaus has published its results for the financial year 2020, showing a total profit of €680.2m (£586.4m/$819.6m), down 32.6% on the previous year. The operator’s strategy and CSR programme were updated in 2020, with a focus on player responsibility. Topics: Casino & games Finance Social responsibility Sports betting Full year results 2020 State monopoly 1st March 2021 | By Conor Mulheir “Despite the challenges and insecurity caused by the epidemic, we made major decisions to work on the building of a more responsible gaming environment in 2020.” Tags: Veikkaus It has been estimated that the introduction of compulsory authentication for players will reduce player losses by around €300m each year. The operator’s share of the total online market was around 63%, and the total amount wagered on Veikkaus games was around €8.20bn. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Full year results 2020 Veikkaus said that even when slot machines were open, outside the four months of closure in spring and again in large parts of the country from November, a smaller proportion of the machines was allowed to open, in order to ensure a safe distance between the machines as required by Covid-19 safety measures. One of the major changes made to its policy was a reduction in the total number of slot machines on its retail network, by around 8,000, or 40% of its machines. The maximum number of machines permitted in one location is now 4, whereas previously the largest retail units could have up to 15 slot machines. Email Addresslast_img read more

Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) 2003 Annual Report

first_imgNiger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng)  2003 annual report.Company ProfileNiger Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company in Nigeria underwriting all classes of insurance. Life insurance products include endowment policies, group life, mortgage protection and term assurances. Non-life insurance products range from aviation hull and liability and fire and special perils to public liability insurance, professional indemnity and workmen compensation insurance. The company also markets products under the brand name Niger Cash, Niger Flexible Investment Assurance, Niger Mutual Halal, Niger Personal Pension and Savings. Founded in 1962 and formerly known as The Niger Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Niger Insurance Plc in 1989. The company has a sound reinsurance treaties with reinsurance companies led by Swiss Re. Niger Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Niger Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

African Distillers Limited 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgAfrican Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileAfrican Distillers Limited manufactures, distributes and markets branded spirits, ciders and wines for the Zimbabwe market and for export. The founding company was established in 1944 and its activities originally centered around the sale and distribution of imported spirits, liqueurs and wines. Local production of a range of spirits commenced in 1946 and African Distillers Limited became a public-quoted company in 1951. African Distillers offers its customers a first-class distribution service, with six depots located in strategic economic hubs in Zimbabwe (Bulawayo, Harare, Kwekwe, Masvingo, Mutare and Victoria Falls). Its headquarters, manufacturing plant, warehouse and distribution facilities are in Stapleford, an industrial area on the outskirts of Harare. African Distillers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

FTSE 100 watch: a UK share I’d buy to double my money during the new bull market

first_img UK share prices exploded in the years following the 2008/09 banking crisis. And thousands of British stock investors made a fortune in the process. The FTSE 100 more than doubled in value in less than a decade following that stock market crash. I see no reason why demand for UK shares won’t soar again as the global economy recovers this time around.History shows us that stock markets always rebound strongly in the aftermath of economic, political and social crises. It’s possible that the new bull market could have already begun too, should recent news on a Covid-19 vaccine prove to be the ‘magic bullet’ we’ve all been hoping for.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…InterContinental Hotels Group (LSE: IHG) is one cheap UK share I think could fly in 2021 as the economic recovery takes hold. I’d happily buy it in my Stocks and Shares ISA today and hold it for years.A FTSE 100 share on my watchlistThe FTSE 100 hotelier has suffered a nightmarish 2020 as Covid-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions emptied its rooms. But the UK share’s in great shape to bounce back as the world opens up again for holidaymakers and business travellers.I’m particularly encouraged by its growing emerging markets exposure and what this will mean for profits in 2021 and beyond. InterContinental Hotels sources just below 10% of operating profits from China right now. But it has big plans to expand in the region and around a third of all beds in its pipeline are planned for Greater China. The number of net new rooms it had on its books in China soared 9.9% in the first half, to 138,674.Could this UK share double in value?China has emerged from the Covid-19 crisis much better than most countries. The OECD reckons that its GDP will rise 1.2% year-on-year in 2020, while it slips in all other major economies. And the organisation thinks its economy will boom over the next couple of years too, providing a fillip to InterContinental Hotels’ expansion plans.The OECD forecasts GDP growth of 8% 2021, the best rate of expansion anywhere on the planet. And a 4.9% rise is predicted for 2022, beaten only by Indonesia. InterContinental Hotels’ pipeline will put it in a great position to ride this excellent growth. And this UK share can expect demand for its hotel rooms to keep growing through the 2020s and beyond amid solid Chinese population growth and rocketing wealth levels.In the meantime City analysts reckon the group’s 2021 profits will rocket 607% from this year’s levels. And this leaves it trading on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.1. This is dirt-cheap by any measure. And particularly when you consider the company’s exciting growth plans in Asia and its core region of The Americas. I reckon this share could double in value during the new bull market. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended InterContinental Hotels Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Royston Wild “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 | More on: IHG FTSE 100 watch: a UK share I’d buy to double my money during the new bull marketlast_img read more

Congresswoman Demings visits with overseas troops

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! TAGS10th CongressionalAfghanistanCongresswoman Val DemingsIraq Previous articleGood Catch: Stopping Strokes Before They OccurNext articleOn Peace Officers Memorial Day, we honor the responders of last resort Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Joins bipartisan group in her first trip to Afghanistan and IraqCongresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th Congressional District, joined a group of bipartisan Congresswomen that visited troops in Afghanistan and Iraq this past week. The purpose of the trip was to conduct oversight of U.S. operations in Afghanistan and Iraq with a focus on the contribution, efforts, and concerns of women in the United States Armed Forces and local women.“This was my first trip to Afghanistan and Iraq, and it was such an honor to meet with our female troops and commanders, and see firsthand the difference they are making in Afghanistan and Iraq all while protecting our homeland,” said Congresswoman Val Demings.Congresswoman Demings was able to deliver Mother’s Day cards to female service members that were made by students from Congressional District 10.“We just wanted to show them how much we appreciate the sacrifices they make to serve us, not just on Mother’s Day, but every day.”During the mission, the Congresswomen met with US female service members, toured local businesses, participated in roundtables with Afghan Female Police and Soldiers, met with Iraqi women leaders, and humanitarian leaders.“I’m encouraged by the work being done through USAID to enhance and further the lives of women in Afghanistan and Iraq. We must continue to invest in these important programs, that help to enrich the lives of families and give them hope for the future.”Congresswoman Demings joined Congresswoman Martha Roby, Congresswoman Susan Davis, Congresswoman Ilena Ros-Lehtinen, and Congresswomen Susan Brooks, as well as members of the House Armed Services Committee. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 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

Como Loft / JMA

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/22818/como-loft-jma Clipboard Loft Projects Como Loft / JMA Text description provided by the architects. When an old monastery located around the city of Como, Italy, was being remodelled and converted into a residential complex, two adjacent units have been connected to form this duplex apartment. The shape of the original units is clearly enhanced by the different pitched ceiling direction as well as by their different heights. The main idea was to keep the shell intact, maintaining the entire length of the unit open and invading the space minimally.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®DoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewThe result is the insertion of an enclosed box on one side containing a small bedroom and two bathrooms, which leaves to an open space the main functions of the home. The main entry is a very small foyer which creates a sense of compression before entering the main gallery, where the living spaces, kitchen, dining and living, are separated from the master bedroom by a lacquered block. In the drop between the two different ceilings, a video projector is inserted to play images on the wall above the kitchen. Save this picture!To allow the maximum projection surface, the upper kitchen cabinets are hidden behind the wall and slide down with a motorized system. The other characteristic element in the main space is the staircase, which is an assembled steel beam with open treads made by a cantilever steel plate covered in wood. Canadian maple has been carefully selected for the hardwood floors, and since maple wood isn’t stable with radiant floor heating, the floor planks were custom built with 2.5mm Canadian maple top and back layers on a particle board. The 20cm width of the floor planks modulate the position of all the elements, from the walls to the millwork. The floor planks also runs up the master suite wall, which is lit by an upper light cove.Save this picture!All perimeter walls and ceilings hide an additional layer of thermal insulation and the bathrooms are equipped with radiant panels in the ceiling. The walls adjacent to other units have been covered with a led layer to give additional acoustical insulation. Glacier white Corian is used for counter tops and sinks in the kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms, for the bath-tub, showers and parts of the bathroom walls. The house is fully automated and is managed by a server located in the studio on the second level. Everything has been custom designed, including the entire kitchen, bathroom sinks, beds, dining table, desks and bath-tub.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessMecanoo’s Master Plan for ShenzhenArticlesJH House / Bernardes + JacobsenArticlesProject locationAddress:Milan, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Como Loft / JMASave this projectSaveComo Loft / JMA Save this picture!+ 28 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/22818/como-loft-jma Clipboard CopyLoft, Apartment Interiors•Milan, Italy Year:  Architects: JMA Year Completion year of this architecture project Italy “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJMAOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsDabasInteriorsWoodMilan3D ModelingItalyPublished on May 24, 2009Cite: “Como Loft / JMA” 24 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Como阁楼 / JMA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 2008last_img read more

Women’s basketball falls to Indiana in WNIT semifinals

first_imgFacebook Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Twitter ReddIt Courtesy: GoFrogs.com TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Benton McDonald + posts Previous articlePanhellenic women plan service trip to Nepal next yearNext articleThe Skiff: March 29, 2018 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increasescenter_img Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Linkedin Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams TAGSBig 12postseasonRaegan Pebley printTCU women’s basketball’s season ended Wednesday with a loss to Indiana, 71-58.The team’s run in the WNIT ended against the Hoosiers who shot a strong 52.9 percent from the field, including a 63 percent rate in the second half that ultimately sunk the Horned Frogs.“Indiana deserves a lot of credit,” TCU head coach Raegan Pebley said. “This was a great atmosphere.”The Horned Frogs, who were averaging more than 80 points and had shot over 50 percent from the field in every WNIT game, scored just 58 points on 35 percent shooting.TCU center Jordan Moore, who was averaging 17 points in the tournament and had missed just five shots coming into the night, had six points on a 3-12 shooting night.“I think we were just a little fatigued,” Pebley said. “We really tried to push but it just felt like we were playing uphill all game.”TCU led for just 1:31 of the game’s 40 minutes and never led in the second half.It was the Horned Frogs’ third road game in the last six days, all three falling in different states, (New Mexico, South Dakota and Indiana).“I think the road games caught up to us,” Pebley said. “Not finishing layups, missing free throws, not pushing the tempo like we can.”Despite the loss, this season will go down as one of the best in program history and certainly the best of the team’s six seasons in the Big 12. The 23 wins are the most since 2007-08 and the run to the WNIT semifinals was the deepest in program history.The team will lose just two players, senior guards Toree Thompson and Sydney Coleman and welcome back a roster filled with experience. Their entire starting lineup from the four WNIT victories – Lauren Heard, Jayde Woods, Kianna Ray, Adeola Akomolafe and Jordan Moore – will return along with leading scorer Amy Okonkwo and point guard Amber Ramirez.The Horned Frogs will also welcome four new incoming first-years including Yo’Myris Morris, the no.2 ranked forward in Arkansas. You can read more about the incoming recruits here. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Court imposes prison sentences for newspaper report on school essay that mocked imaginary president

first_img June 8, 2021 Find out more News June 26, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court imposes prison sentences for newspaper report on school essay that mocked imaginary president Help by sharing this information RSF helps coordinate support for French journalist kidnapped in Mali Reporters Without Borders voiced disappointment at the prison sentences imposed today on five journalists and a school teacher on charges of insulting President Amadou Toumani Touré, either directly or as accomplices, in connection with a school essay about an imaginary president’s mistress.The sentences passed on four of the journalists were suspended. The other journalist received a prison term that matched the time he had already been detained. Only the school teacher, who got a longer jail term, was not freed at the end of today’s trial.“The outcome of this trial was extremely disappointing, even if it resulted in the immediate release of all the journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The court saw fit to punish a crime of lese-majesté worthy of another age, while at the same time finding an apparent solution to the crisis.”The organisation added: “This case has damaged relations between the government and media, and has rendered a disservice to press freedom activists by setting a sad example to authoritarian governments, which will able to argue that even democracies impose jail terms on journalists who supposedly attack the president.”Seydina Oumar Diarra, also known as “SOD,” the Info-Matin reporter and author of the offending report, who was arrested on 14 June with school teacher Bassirou Kassim Minta, was sentenced to 13 days in prison, the number of days he had spent in pre-trial detention. Minta got two months.Info-Matin editor Sambi Touré, who was arrested on 20 June like the other four journalists, got an eight-month suspended sentence. The other three editors – Ibrahima Fall of Le Républicain, Alexis Kalambry of Les Echos and Hamèye Cissé of Le Scorpion – who reprinted the original SOD article in a show of solidarity, got three-month suspended sentences.Minta, the teacher, was also fined 100,000 FCFA (150 euros) and was told he was banned from teaching. The other five defendants were each fined 200,000 FCFA (300 euros). The court barred the public from attending the trial on the grounds that it was a “sex case.”The state prosecutor’s grounds for arrested the six defendants was SOD’s article, headlined “Lycée Nanaïssa Santara: the president’s mistress.” Originally published in Info-Martin on 1 June and later reprinted in the other newspapers, it was about the humorous essay subject that Minta gave his final-year literature students – the story of a “female student and economic prostitute” who became pregnant by a fictitious president and fought for her child to be recognised. French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali RSF_en MaliAfrica May 5, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Mali Reporters Without Borders voiced disappointment at the prison sentences imposed today on five journalists and a school teacher on charges of insulting President Amadou Toumani Touré, either directly or as accomplices, in connection with a school essay about an imaginary president’s mistress. Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. MaliAfrica Organisation to go further May 17, 2021 Find out more News News Newslast_img read more

Public Invited to Info Meetings on Process to Update General Plan

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Government Public Invited to Info Meetings on Process to Update General Plan From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 11:59 am Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Herbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img More Cool Stuff Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Pasadena Before and AfterThe public is invited to two information meetings in June to learn about the process for updating the City’s draft General Plan Land Use and Mobility Elements, the direction given to staff by the City Council and the overall environmental review process.The meetings scheduled in June will be held at:• 9:00 a.m., Saturday, June 15, at Pasadena City College’s Circadian Room, Building CC, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. Park in Lot 3 off South Hill Avenue.• 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s Gamble Lounge, 585 E. Colorado Blvd. Free parking is available on the north side of East Union Street.City staff will provide the same in-depth presentation at both meetings, including information about the direction given by the City Council to study changes to the General Plan; what an environmental impact report (EIR) typically includes; information on how a General Plan EIR is different from other EIRs, and future opportunities for public comment and participation during the EIR process.Although the June meetings are not part of the formal EIR process, staff will retain public input on any initial comments about the subjects that the EIR should study.One of the first phases will be for staff to prepare an environmental “Initial Study” document. This Initial Study will provide preliminary environmental analysis, give initial findings on the potential level of environmental impact and indicate which subjects require additional study.In the future, the City will host environmental scoping meetings to allow the community to review and provide feedback. Throughout the process, staff will continue to meet with the public to present progress, share analysis and receive public comment.To view the proposed changes to the General Plan Land Use and Mobility Elements, or for more information on the General Plan Community Information Meetings, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/generalplan, call (626) 744-7310, or email [email protected] more information about the City of Pasadena, go to www.cityofpasadena.net. 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more