VINTAGE BUBBLY WORTH £31K A BOTTLE

first_img KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img VINTAGE BUBBLY WORTH £31K A BOTTLE EXPERTS have predicted that a batch of 168 bottles of vintage champagne salvaged by divers during the summer is likely to become the world’s most expensive, with some experts, who got to taste the first sample yesterday, estimating each bottle could fetch more than €50,000 (£31,400). The first bottle goes on sale next year. whatsapp Wednesday 17 November 2010 8:16 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski’s Favorite ShoesWolf & ShepherdMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutDaily Finance StoriesChrissy Metz, 40, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoDaily Finance Storieslast_img read more

EveryMatrix sells off B2C brand Jetbull

first_img29th May 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Strategy EveryMatrix sells off B2C brand Jetbull Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Online gaming software supplier EveryMatrix has struck a deal to sell off its customer-facing brand Jetbull to Swedish operator Amgo iGaming in a €2m (£1.8m/$2.2m) deal. Online gaming software supplier EveryMatrix has struck a deal to sell off its customer-facing brand Jetbull to Swedish operator Amgo iGaming in a €2m (£1.8m/$2.2m) deal.Amgo will gain full ownership of the business from July 1, with work to transfer it under its control already underway. The €2m acquisition cost will be broken into €1m in cash and 10,750,00 newly-issued shares in Amgo, valued at €1m.Operating on EveryMatrix’s white label platform and offering sports betting and casino games, Jetbull has more than 600,000 registered customers. It will continue to operate under EveryMatrix’s Malta, UK and Danish licences following the acquisition.”Some B2B companies have their own B2C brands competing with their B2B clients,” EveryMatrix founder and chief executive Ebbe Groes said. “This has always been against our strategy, and with this transaction, we now completely shut down own brands and we can focus exclusively on our role as a software service supplier for casino, sports, payments, and platform.“To sell our own brand Jetbull to AMGO is an important step for us to continue developing the market’s most competitive online gaming platform and no longer focus on being an operator,” Groes explained. “AMGO has the right setup for operating multi-brands in different jurisdictions, and we are sure that we will see a huge increase in Jetbull’s reputation as a strong brand in regulated markets.”Amgo has grown through a series of acquisitions completed since October 2018, which has seen it take charge of operators such as 1Click Games, Fibetco Gaming Group and Ekstra Bladet Casino, a brand originally launched by the Danish tabloid newspaper.Its chief executive, Nicolas Fleiderman, who joined the business in February this year, previously served as EveryMatrix’s commercial director.“We have worked on this agreement for a long time and know exactly what synergies we can achieve to accelerate the growth and become more efficient,” Fliederman said of the acquisition.“We have built up a new organisation that will focus on Jetbull and will continue to recruit talented professionals that can improve the performance.”Jetbull chief executive Viorel Stan added: “There is great chemistry between Amgo and the Jetbull organisation and we will do our best to secure a successful transition.“This transition will ease Jetbull’s goal of becoming a top player in all regulated markets targeted and continue the consistent YoY growth,” Stan said. “EveryMatrix will continue as the main technology provider, and we will make sure that Jetbull is supported with the newest innovations to keep the brand at the forefront of the industry.” Email Addresslast_img read more

MLS partners BetMGM for Predict 6 free-to-play game

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting Major League Soccer (MLS) and MGM Resorts International have launched a new free-to-play prediction game offering players the chance to win up to $50,000 (£38,477/€44,228).Available on the official MLS website and mobile app, Predict 6 will challenge fans to correctly predict a set of questions for each six games.The first question will be on the outcome of the game, while a second proposition style question will be based on other factors such as what team will score first or what will be the final score. Players earn points by making correct predictions, with fans able to create leagues to compete against their friends.If a fan predicts all six match outcomes and correctly answers the six additional proposition questions, they could win a $50,000 grand prize. Should nobody win the main prize, the fan that accumulates the highest score each week will win $500 and other prizes.Read the full story on iGB North America. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Major League Soccer (MLS) and MGM Resorts International have launched a new free-to-play prediction game offering players the chance to win up to $50,000.center_img MLS partners BetMGM for Predict 6 free-to-play game 6th March 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: US Topics: Sports bettinglast_img read more

National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgNational Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileNational Investment Trust Limited is a privately owned investment trust company that provides services for individuals and corporate investors. The company engages in the launching and management of equity and fixed income mutual funds for its clients. NITL invests in equity and fixed income markets. National Investment Trust Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgAiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

My top 3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buy for 2021

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images My top 3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buy for 2021 Buying FTSE 100 dividend stocks in an ISA might be a good way to start building wealth in 2021. Interest rates are at rock bottom, so cash held in a bank account or Cash ISA offers relatively poor returns. Bond prices are high — good for those looking to sell — but yields are low, which is bad for new investors.FTSE 100 dividend-paying stocks can offer higher yields than cash or bonds. Plus there is also the prospect of the share price increasing and boosting returns. Taking the dividend payments and reinvesting them in more shares can supercharge returns through the power of compounding. Dividend reinvestment is especially powerful when done with UK-listed stocks inside a Stocks and Shares ISA as there is no tax to pay on the dividends.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…Dividend reinvestmentI don’t think FTSE 100 dividend-paying stocks get the attention they deserve when discussing wealth building. The buzz is often around those high-flying growth stocks. However, dividend reinvestment is an acknowledge cornerstone of a wealth-building investment portfolio. An analysis of ISA millionaires’ portfolios revealed that FTSE 100 stocks regularly featured in their portfolio, and FTSE companies almost always pay a dividend. In fact, over half of those millionaires owned FTSE 100-listed Lloyds Banking Group.Covid-19 crushed Lloyd’s share price and forced a dividend cut. Before that, Lloyds had, since 2014, offered impressive dividend growth and chunky yields. Lloyds was regarded as a highly profitable bank with good capital buffers and a secure looking dividend before the twin threats of a hard Brexit and coronavirus. The former has been avoided, and vaccines against the latter are being rolled out. So there might be an opportunity to buy Lloyd’s as a potentially great dividend payer. However, I am looking elsewhere right now.My top 3 FTSE 100 dividend stocksInstead of Lloyds, I am looking at three FTSE 100 dividend-paying stocks for 2021: Aviva, an insurer, GlaxoSmithKline, a pharmaceutical behemoth, and Relx, an information and analytics provider. Together I think they provide a decent yet relatively safe yield and the prospect of share price growth.GlaxoSmithKline and Relx are FTSE 100 dividend hero stocks. That means that they have not cut their dividends at all in the last 10 years. These are expected to yield around 5.8% and 2.5% respectively once all dividend payments for 2020 are completed (which will spill into the 2021 calendar year). Dividends are forecasted to be covered 1.45 times by earnings for GlaxoSmithKline and 1.72 times for Relx. Coverage of 1.5 or greater, ideally more than 2, is where I want to be. GlaxoSmithKline’s earnings cover is pushing it, but given the company’s track record, I am willing to give it the benefit of the doubt here.Aviva has a forecasted yield of 7.8% and an earnings cover of over 2, so things look good from now on. However, Aviva is a cyclical stock and has cut its dividend three times in the last decade. Combining it with the more defensive investment in GlaxoSmithKline, and a fellow dividend hero stock like Relx makes sense. It plumps up the yield in good times,  but if Aviva does cut again, I would expect the other two stocks to offer downside protection to the dividend yield. 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. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! James J. McCombie owns shares of GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds Banking Group, and RELX. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds Banking Group, and RELX. 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. 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SCDA-Designed Condominium to Rise Between High Line

first_imgArchDaily United States Apartments CopyAbout this officeSCDA ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSkyscrapersNew YorkHigh LineArchitecture NewsHousingSkyscrapersResidentialUnited StatesPublished on September 15, 2014Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. “SCDA-Designed Condominium to Rise Between High Line” 15 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore 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 stream SCDA-Designed Condominium to Rise Between High Line Projects SCDA-Designed Condominium to Rise Between High LineSave this projectSaveSCDA-Designed Condominium to Rise Between High Line “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/548342/scda-designed-condominium-to-rise-between-high-line Clipboard Copy“515 Highline” is the latest luxury condominium planning to make its claim next to New York’s beloved High Line. Clad in an undulating glass and steel facade, the 12-story, 12-residence development designed by Singapore’s SCDA Architects will be unique in that it is the only property bordered by the elevated park on two sides. “515 Highline is uniquely positioned to have five vantage points, in addition to a distinguishing sculptural façade that faces the famed High Line park,” described the architects. “This exterior feature consists of laser cut fritted laminated glass plates and steel, which reflects the interplay of organic and made-made characteristics of the urban park.” Save this picture!10th Floor Living Area. Image Courtesy of SCDA ArchitectsRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASave this picture!Bathroom. Image Courtesy of SCDA ArchitectsThe bespoke residence will have the expansive outdoor spaces and double height ceilings characteristic of Soo K. Chan’s designs.Completion is slated for 2015.ArchitectsSCDA ArchitectsLocationNew York, NY, United StatesArea32000.0 sqmProject Year2015PhotographsCourtesy of SCDA ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema ArchitectsSelected Projects2014 Wolfson Economics Prize Exhibition Explores the Potential of Garden CitiesEvent Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/548342/scda-designed-condominium-to-rise-between-high-line Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of SCDA ArchitectsWritten by Karissa Rosenfield Share “COPY”last_img read more

End Lot House / Eleena Jamil Architect

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959501/end-lot-house-eleena-jamil-architect Clipboard Malaysia CopyHouses•Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Houses Photographs:  David Yeow PhotographyArchitectural Design Team:Eleena Jamil, Yow Pei San, Dalia Qistina Nasaruddin, Bahirah Rahman, Cheah Zhi Bin, Nurhidayah Ab RazakInterior Design Team:Eleena Jamil, Yow Peisan, Chow Lai LengContractor :TH Tham Engineering Sdn BhdCity:Kuala LumpurCountry:MalaysiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David Yeow PhotographyRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The ‘End-lot’ House is a remodelled urban home located in Bangsar, a bustling neighbourhood in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The term ‘end-lot’ is commonly used in Malaysia to describe a house at the end of a row of terraces. The original structure was built in the 1980s with low ceilings and floors split into 4 different levels within a two-storey structure. It also comes with a narrow linear garden along its open boundary. The project came together as an exercise of extending the existing structure to accommodate a couple, their two young children and visiting guests in a comfortable family home. The family wanted a home that is lucid, comfortable, and private with views of the city.Save this picture!© David Yeow PhotographyThe remodelling involves adding a level at the top, something that the local authority permits to increase the densities of this area of the city. It also includes removing several non-loadbearing walls and floor slabs to create a double height volume and voids for a new staircase. The removal of walls allows the ground floor to be reconfigured as a single space for daytime dwelling life and the upper floors to have more sizable rooms and efficient circulation.Save this picture!© David Yeow PhotographySave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© David Yeow PhotographyThe building is extended along its southerly front facade with a board-marked concrete wall that sits over the car porch. This new façade wraps around the master bedroom and extends upwards to enclose a roof terrace on the top floor. Here, the concrete wall is punched with large rectangular openings that frame views out to the neighbourhood and the city’s skyline. Some privacy and shading from the afternoon sun in the terrace are provided by multiple trees planted in oversized planters brought up and put in place by a crane during construction.Save this picture!© David Yeow PhotographyThe tactility and rawness of the exterior façade is felt inside the house. The material palette is softly raw and grey with the use of bricks, steel, and smooth exposed concrete against the backdrop of white walls. Upon entering, one is greeted by a staircase along a brick wall that extends upwards to the top of the house. The original staircase was removed and replaced with one that is fashioned out of folded steel plates hanging from above on steel rods. It sits in a new location within the house, connects the different levels in a series of flights that turns around the core of the house. This new staircase allows for a better flow of spaces and improved daylighting levels. Hovering close to the ground are a series of floating concrete steps snaking around the living area in the quest for spatial continuity. It starts off as part of the main staircase, then connects the different levels of the living and dining areas and transform to become benches.Save this picture!© David Yeow PhotographyIn section, the split levels of the house are apparent, and the problem of low room heights in the original structure is overcome by creating voids in the house and doing away with false ceilings in places. Where the original dining room was, a new double height volume was opened. With the addition of a new high-level window, this space draws light deep into the core of the house and creates a powerful visual connection between the living areas on the ground floor and the corridors of the upper floors. This also produces surprising vertical spaces and lightwells that are animated by the staircase rods and sunbeams streaming in, creating a tree house-like quality.Save this picture!© David Yeow PhotographySave this picture!© David Yeow PhotographyA playroom placed on the top floor is where the family spends a lot of their time. It has a direct connection to the roof terrace which provides a safe outdoor place for the children to play. This space has other uses. It is used daily for hanging out laundry to dry and occasionally as an outdoor dining space. On the ground floor, additional outdoor sitting space is created by the addition of a roofed terrace that overlooks the side garden.Save this picture!© David Yeow PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessMargot Restaurant / Alfaro/Acevedo ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsCuisuba Yi Cultural & Visitor Center / West-line studioSelected Projects Share Photographs Area:  272 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project End Lot House / Eleena Jamil ArchitectSave this projectSaveEnd Lot House / Eleena Jamil ArchitectSave this picture!© David Yeow Photography+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Sharecenter_img Architects: Eleena Jamil Architect Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959501/end-lot-house-eleena-jamil-architect Clipboard 2020 Year:  “COPY” End Lot House / Eleena Jamil Architect “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEleena Jamil ArchitectOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKuala LumpurOn FacebookMalaysiaPublished on April 05, 2021Cite: “End Lot House / Eleena Jamil Architect” 05 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?马来西亚“尽端”住宅,清澈的城市取景框 / Eleena Jamil Architect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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Tibet still closed to foreign press despite “unprecedented” post-quake openness in Sichuan

first_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures May 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tibet still closed to foreign press despite “unprecedented” post-quake openness in Sichuan Reporters Without Borders welcomes the policy of transparency currently being applied to the foreign press in the areas hit by 12 May’s terrible earthquake and calls on the Chinese authorities to apply the same policy to the Tibetan regions. “And the Propaganda Department should stop telling the Chinese media what position they must take on the earthquake’s terrible toll,” Reporters Without Borders said. News Reporters Without Borders welcomes the policy of transparency currently being applied to the foreign press in the areas hit by 12 May’s terrible earthquake and calls on the Chinese authorities to apply the same policy to the Tibetan regions, where the security forces continue to prevent travel by foreign journalists.“The government is allowing the foreign media a remarkable and unprecedented level of freedom in Sichuan,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It should be extended to the Tibetan regions which the international press has not been able to visit freely since the Lhasa riots on 14 March. The government is clearly trying to prevent the foreign media from confirming the few reports emerging about arrests of Tibetans and reeducation campaigns being carried out since then.”The press freedom organisation has spoken recently to properly accredited foreign journalists who have been turned back when they tried to enter Tibetan areas. “I took one of the roads that goes from Chengdu towards the Tibetan plateau but police at a checkpoint told me to turn round,” said a European reporter who did not want to be named. The repression in Tibet is still taking place behind closed doors. The few reports coming out are being disseminated by Tibetan news media based abroad or by pro-Tibetan organisations. Radio Free Asia reported on 28 May that a Tibetan, Nyima Drakpa, was arrested in mid-April in Sichuan province for providing information to journalists based outside China.Reporters Without Borders also condemns the harassment of Chinese who adopt a pro-Tibetan stance. After the sanctions applied to columnist Chang Ping in early May, two lawyers, Teng Biao and Jiang Tianyong, have just had their licence renewals refused because they signed an open letter in April calling for detained Tibetans to be given the legal assistance prescribed by Chinese law.Tibetan writer and blogger Tsering Woeser has been the target of threats and hacker attacks because of her articles about the situation in Tibet. Her blog and Skype (Internet telephone) account were hacked on 27 May. “My password was changed and I can no longer connect to my account,” she told Reporters Without Borders, referring to her Skype account. “As far as I can tell, the hacker is already in communication with some of my contacts, which puts them in a situation as dangerous as mine.”Woeser, whose books have been banned and who lives in Beijing, has been placed under house arrest and has been prevented from travelling abroad. Her husband, fellow writer Wang Lixiong, has also been harassed by the authorities.“The Propaganda Department should stop telling the Chinese media what position they must take on the 12 May earthquake’s terrible toll of nearly 70,000 dead and 18,000 missing,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Chinese journalists should be as free as their foreign colleagues to write about the angry reactions of the parents of the thousands of children who were killed when their poorly-built schools collapsed.”In the first few days after the earthquake, the Foreign Correspondents Club of China received reports from journalists of altercations with the security forces.Finnish journalist Sami Silanpaa, the correspondent of the Helsingin Sanomat daily, said six foreign journalists were denied access to Beichuan, a city near the epicentre, two days after the earthquake although Chinese journalists were allowed into the area on the same day. Silanpaa was turned back at roadblocks five times in the days following the quake, including at the entrance to Dujiangyan and Mianyang.Katri Makkonen, a journalist working for the Finnish TV station YLE, was briefly detained by the police while trying to get to Beichuan but was pleasantly surprised by the favourable reception she found at other checkpoints.Jonathan Watts, a reporter for the London-based Guardian, was prevented from working freely in the Pingwu region in mid-may. In Niufei, he and his photographer were covering the departure of soldiers for a school buried under rubble when all the material they had shot and recorded was confiscated. Watts was also prevented by police from entering a refugee camp in Mianyang, unlike local journalists, who were allowed in. An Associated Press reporter and his photographer were briefly detained in Loushui on 15 May after seeing soldiers dig a mass grave. Officials interceded to obtain their release.Hundreds of journalists subsequently enjoyed a great deal of freedom in the field.The Chinese media, on the other hand, are not free to cover the protests by the parents of children killed by collapsing schools. The Propaganda Department is still urging the media to continue to focus on the efforts and heroism of the Chinese rescue workers, including the soldiers. Propaganda chief Li Changchun said on 17 May that “propaganda’s ideological front line” must be to deeply and widely publicise the decisions of the Party central committee and government on managing the earthquake’s aftermath.The Beijing headquarters of the Propaganda Department (or Publicity Department, as it is now officially called) initially went so far as to forbid the national media to send reporters to Sichuan, but a number of newspapers immediately ignored the order.The liberal press, including the business magazine Caijin, has covered the sensitive subjects despite the bans. And some government media, including the news agency Xinhua and the local television station Sichuan TV, have carried reports taking a very different line from the propaganda on the national station CCTV.Finally, many eye-witness accounts and photos from Sichuan have been posted on the Internet without being subject to any prior censorship and there have been comments on online discussion forums about the corruption and inefficiency of local politicians. On the other hand, a search of “Sichuan” and “school” on the search engine Baidu yields no articles about the protests by the parents of victims although they have been widely reported in the foreign media. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further News ChinaAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

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