Holland Casino revenue and profits increase in 2019

first_img Dutch state-owned land-based operator Holland Casino’s revenue and profit grew in 2019, the last full year before the country’s online gambling market opens. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Holland Casino revenue and profits increase in 2019 Tags: Slot Machines Casino & games Dutch state-owned land-based operator Holland Casino’s revenue and profit grew in 2019, the last full year before the country’s online gambling market opens.Holland Casino made €728.9m in revenue in 2019, up 11.0% year-on-year, with a total of 6.2 million visitors coming to its venues over the year. Slot games accounted for the majority of this sum, at €383.5m, up 12.8%, while table games brought in 288.9m, up 8.7%.The operator made a further €7.2m through the settlement of a legal dispute with the owner of the Ven Complex over the operator’s Casino Amsterdam West-Sloterdijk location, which is in the complex.The operator paid €202.4m in gambling taxes, also up 11.0%, for net revenue of €526.5m, up 11.1%.The operator made a further €7.2m through the settlement of claims, down 36.9% year-on-year.Holland Casino’s operating expenses came to €442.5m, up 9.7% year-on-year. Of these expenses, €260.8m were personnel costs, up 7.9%, for Holland Casino’s 4,033 employees. Operational costs added a further €127.6m in expenses, down 1.2%. Holland Casino’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation came to €145.3m, up 26.5%.The operator’s depreciation costs rose 65.4% to €54.1m, resulting in a gross operating profit of €91.2m, up 10.9%.The operator paid out €1.8m in financial expenses, down from a €400,000 profit in 2018. In addition, it made $200,000 through investments in other businesses, for a pre-tax profit of €89.6m, up 8.3%.Holland Casino paid €22.0m in corporate taxes for a full year net profit of €67.6m, up 13.6%.“I am proud of our figures for the past financial year,” Holland Casino chief executive Erwin van Lambaart said. “It is an excellent result that we have achieved.”On 1 July 2020, the Netherlands’ online market will open up, after a delay from the initial launch date of 1 January, and Holland Casino will launch online, with a Playtech-powered offering. Holland Casino’s chief operating officer Ruud Bergervoet said the delay would benefit the operator, giving it more time to prepare for the igaming roll-out. “The extra time we have because of the postponement, we see it as an opportunity because we now can use that extra half year to be even better prepared,” Bergervoet said.Van Lambaart said Holland Casino would not be privatised in the near future, instead remaining state-controlled for the time being.“During the discussion by the Senate about our intended privatisation, it became clear that people are satisfied with the way we operate as a state company, and how we set the standard with regard to safe and responsible play. We also want to continue to play a leading role in this area if we offer online gambling in the future.Justice Minister Sander Dekker announced in May 2019 that he would be withdrawing the Casino Gaming Modernisation bill, which would have seen 10 of Holland Casino’s 14 casinos sold. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Finance Slots Table games Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands 14th April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Addresslast_img read more

MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) Q22020 Interim Report

first_imgMRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng)  2020 interim results for the second quarter.Company Profile>MRS Oil Nigeria Plc markets and distributes a range of refined petroleum products and lubricants in Nigeria for the automotive, industrial and aviation sectors. Fuel products include petroleum motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene, aviation kerosene, low-pour fuel oil. The company also sells a range of high-quality lubricants for petrol and diesel engines as well as greases which are manufactured and distributed out of a state-of-the-art proprietary blending facility located at Apapa. The Aviation division sells aviation turbine kerosene. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc operates through 138 company-owned retail outlets and about 255 third-party-owned outlets. Formerly known as Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to MRS Oil Nigeria in 2009. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of MRS Africa Holdings Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 UK shares I’d buy in an ISA today with £4k to invest!

first_img Royston Wild owns shares of Barratt Developments and Coca-Cola HBC. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Britvic and Hollywood Bowl. 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. 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. 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. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 | More on: BOWL FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 3 UK shares I’d buy in an ISA today with £4k to invest! I’m still looking for top UK shares to buy in 2021. Here are three British stocks I’d happily add to my Stocks and Shares ISA today.#1: Bowled over!Its bowling alleys are shuttered as the public health emergency drags on. But I’d still buy Hollywood Bowl (LSE: BOWL) for my shares portfolio today. Sure, broker hopes that annual earnings will rocket 400%+ this fiscal year might well fall flat. I think the long-term outlook for this UK share remains white hot, however.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…The popularity of ten-pin bowling has been soaring in recent years. And people’s desire to get out and start slinging those heavy balls around appears to be undimmed, despite Covid-19. The company enjoyed “strong customer demand” when its alleys temporarily reopened in August and September, it has previously said. Hollywood Bowl remains committed to expansion to exploit this trend too.That said, the post-pandemic leisure sector remains and unknown quantity so such shares come with plenty of uncertainty. And new site openings have been put on the backburner to protect the balance sheet during the pandemic. But the UK share still hopes to open two new centres each year from the end of fiscal 2022. Speaking of the balance sheet, Hollywood Bowl is financially robust following a recent equity raise. As of September had £31.8m of liquidity, which I think should put it in good shape to ride out the Covid-19 crisis.#2: Drink it inI’d also be happy to buy Britvic despite its peril-packed profits outlook in 2021. It faces the prospect of another big hit this year as Covid-19 lockdowns continue. It faces more significant revenues gaps caused by bar and restaurant closures, along with weak demand from the ‘on the move’ segment.I’d buy Britvic for the same reason that I recently bought shares in Coca-Cola HBC. Soft drinks labels like Robinsons, Lipton and Pepsi Max have eternal pulling power with consumers all over the globe. And sales of these products will likely rocket again when the coronavirus crisis passes. I think Britvic’s strong record of product innovation bodes well for a profits bounceback from next year. Recent launches include its Robinsons Superfruit Cordials drinks which play on the healthy living theme.#3: Another UK share in my ISAThings might not be plain sailing for the housebuilders in 2021. The possibility of surging unemployment might smack demand for their new-builds in the months ahead. Sales might experience a big drop off when the stamp duty holiday expires at the end of March too.This doesn’t mean that market conditions for the likes of Barratt Developments won’t remain largely robust, however. Low interest rates and ‘Help to Buy’ government equity loans should keep new home sales ticking over nicely, despite these problems. Don’t forget, too, that Britain has a colossal housing shortage. The housebuilders can’t keep up with demand as a result. And this is likely to remain the case for years to come.This particular UK share decided to start paying dividends again this month following recent strong reporting. As a Barratt shareholder myself this gives me extra confidence in the short-to-medium term. Image source: Getty Images center_img Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Newman House / Nicolás Pinto da Mota, Victoria Maria Falcon

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Argentina Architects: Nicolás Pinto da Mota, Victoria Maria Falcon Area Area of this architecture project CopyResidential Architecture, Houses•Benavidez, Argentina Save this picture!© Fernando Schapochnik+ 27Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Newman House / Nicolás Pinto da Mota, Victoria Maria FalconSave this projectSaveNewman House / Nicolás Pinto da Mota, Victoria Maria Falcon “COPY” Photographs:  Fernando SchapochnikSave this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. The house is located in the outsides of Buenos Aires, inside a private neighbourhood. The most defined quality is its consolidated vegetation. This feature and the plots specific conditions gave as our first approximation. This was to create a special configuration that capture and live with the landscape that surrounded the house.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikTo do this we developed a system of courtyards, galleries and logias that make the relationship between exterior and interior occur in a continuous way. This special organization, without great hierarchies, give as a result a continuous and sinuous space defined by the relation of full and empty inside the composition. This intermittency identifies the scales of the typical domestic uses.A new interiority gives place to a new landscape, in contraposition to the most classical typology we use to find in this type of plots. The big prayed and abstract box manifests in its operations the different long and short relations that the landscape proposes. On the ground floor, the house relates with the more immediate, through the combination of courtyard and logias.  Instead, in the first floor we propose two terraces that seek long extent relation looking between the trees canopies that surround them. This different approach to landscape, that differ in each ground, is also reflected in the use during the day and the night. An important issue in housing.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikSave this picture!Cross SectionSave this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikThe brick sum up the entire volume and it incorporates naturally to the environment of the neighbourhood. We chose brick as a material, for its geometrical clarity, and the special continuity it allows. In this sense, the priority is not what we build but is the space that, through this construction, we define and configure.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikProject gallerySee allShow lessFrida Escobedo’s 2018 Serpentine Pavilion Opens in LondonArchitecture NewsHow to Design and Calculate a Ramp?Articles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896002/newman-house-nicolas-pinto-da-mota-victoria-maria-falcon Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896002/newman-house-nicolas-pinto-da-mota-victoria-maria-falcon Clipboard Projects “COPY” Residential Architecture Newman House / Nicolás Pinto da Mota, Victoria Maria Falcon 2018 CopyAbout this officeNicolás Pinto da Mota, Victoria Maria FalconOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBenavídezArgentinaPublished on June 11, 2018Cite: “Newman House / Nicolás Pinto da Mota, Victoria Maria Falcon” [Casa Newman / Nicolás Pinto da Mota, Victoria Maria Falcon] 11 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Mini House Hurdal / Bas Bergen

first_img Projects Architects: Bas Bergen Area Area of this architecture project Mini House Hurdal / Bas Bergen “COPY” Area:  30 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Melissa Hegge Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Norway 2015 CopyAbout this officeBas BergenOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookNorwayPublished on January 24, 2020Cite: “Mini House Hurdal / Bas Bergen” 24 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save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 ArchDaily Photographscenter_img Houses Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932480/mini-house-hurdal-negrini-lindvall-architettura Clipboard CopyHouses•Norway “COPY” Manufacturers: Hunton, Superwood, MontérDesign Team:Luca Negrini, Inga Hegdahl Eggen, Marte Nødtvedt SkjæggeStad, Meng Nan Zhang, Matilda Wallsten, Jor Jacobsen, Arild EriksenClients:Hurdal Ecovillage, Hurdal ØkolandsbyConsultants:Rolf JacobsenEngineering:[email protected]:Ingrid KolstadCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Melissa HeggeRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. It is a design and building story. The first Norwegian Eco-Village opened in 2015 in Hurdal, with its first Sustainability Festival programmed for the summer of that same year.  One hour away from Oslo and half an hour away from its airport, Hurdal is situated by a lake and close to the large forest of Nordmarka. It is a strategic position for those who would like to work in the city but live immersed in nature and be part of a community that is based on the idea of ecological living.Save this picture!© Melissa HeggeThe Ecovillage in Hurdal requested a design for a  rational and minimal space, firstly defined as a guest tower, temporarily hosting guests of the inhabitants, but also with the function of temporary office spaces for professionals who spend a few nights while working remotely in an unconventional context. Save this picture!© Melissa HeggeIt’s placing within the forest made us think of verticality for the proposal, in order to merge with the unique nature of Hurdal, mainly composed of tall thin birches.  The client set a limit of 25 square meters to be freely distributed either horizontally or vertically, where the latter was chosen in order to reduce land use.Save this picture!Floor plansConstituted by three identical boxes, stacked and mounted on top of each other as an architectural strategy for naturally solving the vertical circulation, ends in a belvedere terrace on top, which allows for the visitor to feel like a part of nature in its entirety. The big window in each room gives the possibility of experiencing two opposite views depending on the floor, one towards the extensive forest and the other of the calmly flowing river. Built entirely of wood by the architects themselves during an intense couple of months, the Mini house fully relied on local businesses’ productions for all the construction materials, such as wood, glass, and wood fiber insulation.Save this picture!© Melissa HeggeProject gallerySee allShow lessImages d’Orient / Rabih Geha ArchitectsSelected ProjectsAfter-School Care Centre Waldorf School / MONO ArchitektenSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932480/mini-house-hurdal-negrini-lindvall-architettura Clipboard Save this picture!© Melissa Hegge+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share Mini House Hurdal / Bas BergenSave this projectSaveMini House Hurdal / Bas Bergenlast_img read more

UK search engine offers affiliate programme

Advertisement UK search engine offers affiliate programme Howard Lake | 16 May 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Godado is a new UK search engine which allows Web site owners to pay for higher rankings on an auction-based keyword system. They are currently offering £20 of free credit for keyword listings to charities. In addition, if you place their search engine box on your site, you can earn 1p per search.Find out more from Godado.  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Trocaire aims for €10 million

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Individual giving Ireland Trocaire aims for €10 million Howard Lake | 24 March 2009 | News  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irish Third World charity Trocaire is hoping to raise €10 million during its current Lenten campaign, according to Leona Kavanagh, the charity’s fundraising and marketing manager.Trocaire has produced a new TV ad for the Lenten campaign which was made with the help of a small group of locals in northern Kenya.The ad, which shows scenes of turmoil and displacement from a child’s perspective, was shot in the desert, with a small Irish crew put together by ad agency Chemistry. Called Hiding Places, the ad was produced by Gary Moore and directed by Brian O’Malley. Its child ‘star’ is a seven-year-old local boy called Wilson.Trócaire always does its biggest fundraising during Lent, choosing a different theme to focus on each year. The charity has also sent out 1.3 million collection boxes to school children.Most of Trócaire’s Lenten donations come from parish and school collections, with the remainder donated directly online or by phone.Kavanagh said this year did look like a difficult year for donations. Audited figures are not available, but it’s estimated that Trócaire’s year-on-year revenue has fallen 7 per cent to around €31 million to the end of February. Its Christmas revenue was down 15 per cent.www.trocaire.orglast_img read more

Charity Commission opens statutory inquiry into Oxfam over Haiti abuse

first_imgCharity Commission opens statutory inquiry into Oxfam over Haiti abuse Nor does the Commission’s statement mention allegations about some Oxfam staff in Chad using women sex workers.The findings will be placed on the public record. The final report will detail: Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. More international aid charities invited to summit on safeguardingThe Charity Commission and DFID (the Department for International Development) have stated that they will call “key international aid charities” to a summit on safeguarding in the next few weeks, with the aim of hosting “a significant conference” on the issues.There is no mention of UK domestic charities being involved in this conference, even though they face the same obligations and challenges regarding safeguarding.That said, the Commission issued an alert about safeguarding to all charities in December 2017 asking them to submit details of any previously unreported serious incidents to the Commission straight away. It also reminded charities to review their safeguarding practices and procedures if they had not done so in the last 12 months. The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Oxfam following allegations of misconduct by staff involved in its work in Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake. The Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, is specifically concerned about how Oxfam disclosed details about the allegations at the time (2011) and since.The inquiry was established following a meeting between the Commission’s Chief Executive, Helen Stephenson, and the Secretary of State for International Development. The Minister had earlier met with senior staff from Oxfam to discuss the allegations and Oxfam’s actions, and to examine documentary evidence regarding the process.The inquiry and meetings follow investigations by The Times, first reported last Friday, that dug further into Oxfam’s inquiry in 2011 about alleged use of sex workers by Oxfam staff.Scope of the inquiryThe inquiry is instituted under section 46 of the Charities Act 2011. In opening an inquiry, the Charity Commission has access to a range of investigative, protective and remedial legal powers.Section 46 of the Charities Act 2011 gives the commission the power to institute inquiries. The opening of an inquiry gives the commission access to a range of investigative, protective and remedial legal powers.The initial aim of the inquiry is to investigate:concerns that Oxfam may not have fully and frankly disclosed material details about the allegations at the time in 2011Oxfam’s handling of the incidents sincethe impact that these have both had on public trust and confidenceThe Commission has a duty to promote public trust and confidence in charities.However, the Commission indicated that the focus of the inquiry might expand. It stated: “further details about the scope of the inquiry will be made public in the coming days”. This might enable it to explore further allegations about Oxfam’s approach to safeguarding which were made by Helen Evans, the charity’s former Head of Safeguarding, on Channel 4 News last night. https://twitter.com/helentevans/status/963138090507399168/photo/1 David Holdsworth, Deputy Chief Executive of the Charity Commission said: “Charities and dedicated, hard-working aid workers undertake vital, lifesaving work in some of the most difficult circumstances across the world. However, the issues revealed in recent days are shocking and unacceptable. It is important that we take this urgent step to ensure that these matters can be dealt with fully and robustly.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8center_img  144 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 what issues the inquiry looked atwhat actions were undertaken as part of the inquiryand what the outcomes were.Reports of previous inquiries by the Charity Commission can be viewed on gov.uk. Tagged with: Charity Commission DfID ethics Law / policy Oxfam trust Howard Lake | 13 February 2018 | News  143 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Brutal attack by police on documentary filmmaker and her family

first_img to go further Follow the news on Belarus October 25, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Brutal attack by police on documentary filmmaker and her family BelarusEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News On the eve of an EU-Russia summit in Mafra (Portugal), Reporters Without Borders today condemned an assault on documentary filmmaker Natalia Petrova and her family by plain-clothes police in the Tatar capital of Kazan, on 6 September. “It is no longer possible for the authorities to ignore what happened” the press freedom organisation said. On the eve of an EU-Russia summit in Mafra (Portugal), Reporters Without Borders today condemned an assault on documentary filmmaker Natalia Petrova and her family by plain-clothes police in the Tatar capital of Kazan, 720 km east of Moscow, on 6 September as “horrible and incomprehensible” and demanded an immediate investigation to identify and punish those responsible.“It is no longer possible for the authorities to ignore what happened, and if Natalia Petrova or her family are the victims of reprisals again, we will regard the government as an accomplice,” the press freedom organisation said. “As President Putin’s term of office draws to a close, we see that violence against journalists has not been stopped and there are regions where total impunity prevails.”The direct cause of the attack on Petrova is hard to establish. According to an unconfirmed reported on a Tatar news agency’s website, she allegedly opposed a summons to go to a police station to answer a charge of defamation.There appear to be several underlying factors. Andrey Mironov of the organisation Memorial, who met her in Chechnya, is convinced she was attacked because of her work and the films she has made, and because she is married to a man of Chechen origin. Her husband had to move away from the family because he was exposing them to threats. Their nine-year-old twin daughters were attacked several times at school because of his origin.Mironov says what has changed is the government’s attitude to members of civil society. “We are witnessing a clear increase in pressure and harassment,” he said.The assault on Petrova began outside her daughters’ school after she had taken them there. She thought she was being kidnapped when two men, one smelling strongly of alcohol, grabbed her and told her they were going to put her in a psychiatric hospital until the elections were over. She managed to get away and ran home, where she found her mother, Nina Petrova, 70. She tried to phone the police but the line had been disconnected. She finally asked her father, Gennadi Petrov, 84, to fetch the girls from school.When her father came back with the girls a few hours later, three plain-clothes policemen entered the apartment and attacked her. They hit her repeatedly in the neck, hands and legs. One of them stamped on her hands, saying: “This way, you won’t be able to write any more.” They hit her until she lost consciousness.In the meantime, her father had been pushed into a corner of the room while her mother, who tried to get between her daughter and her assailants, has sustained several blows to her stomach and other parts of her body. Her daughters had also been manhandled when they tried to defend her and one of them lost a tooth.During the attack, the three policemen made phone calls to a man called “Slava” (the diminutive of Viacheslav), who gave them orders and told them “reinforcements” were on the way. They then handcuffed Petrova and dragged her outside. Alerted by the cries, neighbours tried in vain to protest. One of them called an ambulance but the policemen sent it away, claiming there had been a “false alarm.”Petrova was thrown into a police car parked in front of the building. They continued to hit her and then to burn her with cigarettes. After losing consciousness again, she found herself in the courtyard of the headquarters of the Moskovsky district police in Kazan. She spent several hours in a cell and was then released.When contacted by Reporters Without Borders, Petrova was very worried about the safety of herself and her family. She continues to get threatening phone calls. Her daughters are traumatised by what happened to their mother and refuse to go out or go to school. One of them is in bed with a high fever. Her grandmother is also confined to her bed and is still suffering from the blows she received.Petrova said she recognised the voice of the man who was giving orders to her assailants by phone. It was Viacheslav Prokofiev, the head of the local police department. She already had contact with him in 2005, during a presidential summit in Kazan. Two men tried to drag her away with them as she was waiting for a bus to go to the summit. A criminal investigation was opened, but yielded nothing.Petrova worked in Chechnya during the first war there. She has also worked in Abkhazia and Karabakh. She said she thought she would find peace in Tatarstan but discovered she was wrong. “How much do we have to experience before we finally realise what is going on?” she said. “His men were laughing while they were hitting me.” She insisted that what had happened to her should be made public, not just for her own sake but also for the sake of all the others who have experienced the same kind of violence.Petrova, whose films include “Abkhazia mon amour,” “Children of Karabakh” and “Ancient land of the Chechens,” has been exposed to many other forms of harassment in recent years. 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Making a Splash

first_imgOne of the Irish beaches identified in Splash, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) national bathing water information website.LIMERICK people heading to the beach this summer can now check water quality at 135 identified bathing waters nationwide.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has re-launched Splash, the national bathing water information website.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The brand new site has an interactive, colour-coded map that allows people to check if their favourite swimming spot is green for good, yellow for sufficient or orange for poor water quality.It also details areas that have a ‘poor’ status and those that are closed for the season as well as how to identify new bathing waters in Limerick that could be added to the list.For more information see http://splash.epa.ie Facebook NewsMaking a SplashBy Guest Writer – July 2, 2013 700 #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Twitter Linkedin Previous articleSloppy Limerick punished by SligoNext articleHeadless horseman adventure race Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Print WhatsApp New Music: 40Hurtz Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday TAGSEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA)Music LimerickSplash last_img read more