Irish problem gambling cases hit record high in 2018

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting 23rd August 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle The number of people in Ireland treated for problem gambling has reached a record high of 257 in 2018, according to provisional figures from the Health Service Executive. However authorities warn that the figure represents only a small portion of the country’s problem gambling cases. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The number of people in Ireland treated for problem gambling has reached a record high of 257 in 2018, according to provisional figures from the Health Service Executive, the body responsible for the provision of health and personal social services.The total is the highest since records began in 2011, when gambling was first listed as a problem “substance” by the Health Research Board, alongside alcohol and illegal drugs.The figure represents a 17.4% increase from 2017 and eclipses the previous high of 222, set in 2012. The number of cases treated in 2011 was 181, which remains a record low, while the average number between 2011 and 2017 was 201.The figures, which are still to be finalised, were revealed by National Planning Specialist Joseph Doyle in response to a parliamentary question from Sinn Fein TD Louise O’Reilly.However, Doyle stressed that as reporting treatment for gambling to the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) is optional, the figures represented only a small portion of problem gambling cases in Ireland and should not be taken as representative of the total number of problem gamblers in the country.Doyle added that through the first four months of 2019, there were 82 cases assessed and treated in which gambling was main problem, meaning the total cases for the year is on track to end up slightly below 2018’s figures, but ahead of every other year.In June, the Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill 2019, Ireland’s placeholder legislation for the country’s betting and gaming sector, progressed to the committee stage in Dáil Éireann. The bill will set maximum gaming machine stakes and prizes at €10 and €750 respectively and formally impose age restriction of 18 years on betting and gaming products.However it will then be replaced by the Gambling Control Bill, which will establish a new legislative framework for the industry, and see the country’s first independent regulatory authority created. In May Minister of State David Stanton estimated that it would take up to 18 months for the bill to be fully drafted and passed into law. Tags: Online Gambling Regions: UK & Ireland Irish problem gambling cases hit record high in 2018 Legal & compliancelast_img read more

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GB online gambling yield down in November as real event margins normalise

first_img Tags: Gambling Commission November GGY 20th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher The Great Britain Gambling Commission has reported 13% month-on-month fall in online gross gambling yield (GGY) for November, primarily due to real event betting margins normalising after their high levels during October. The Commission has published yield data for the market’s performance for each month of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. According to the data, the next largest market was online slots, with GGY here up 3% month-on-month to £176.8m in November. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance Online casino Poker Slots Results 2020 Online sports betting The regulator said the main reason for the decline in GGY was normalisation of margins in real event betting, with GGY down 28% from £290.0m in October to £209.2m. However, real event betting remains the largest vertical by GGY, with total bets and the number of active accounts both up by 4%. Average loss per player in slots was higher than any other online gambling product, with this standing at almost £63, compared to £43 for real event betting and £35 for casino. Total market GGY in November amounted to £471.5m (€532.6m/$644.4m), according to data collected from operators accounting for 80% of the British market. The Commission noted that as a result of a tightening of lockdown restrictions in Great Britain, with many staff furloughed as facilities were closed, it did not request data from licensed betting operators (LBOs) for the month. Finance The regulator said it will restart collecting this data when retail facilities are able to reopen. There is no indication when this will be, with all English properties closed during the country’s third national lockdown.  The number of online slot spins increased 4% to over 5.2bn, while the amount of active accounts increased 1% to 2.8m, the highest monthly total from within the Covid-19 period. GB online gambling yield down in November as real event margins normalise Regions: UK & Ireland Virtual betting GGY was also up 8% to £7.2m, while esports betting GGY rocketed 78% to £1.4m. The total number of online slots sessions also increased 2% to just over 27.5m, while the average number of spins per session also climbed slightly. Elsewhere, GGY for other gaming, including casino, was up 6% month-on-month to £66.4m, with some 271.8m bets placed, while online poker GGY climbed 9% in November to £9.1m. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgOlympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileOlympia Capital Holdings Limited manufactures and sells products for the home restoration, building and construction sectors in Kenya. Products in its range include floor tiles, PVC windows and door frames, cleaning chemicals, adhesives as well as fire prevention equipment and water pumps sold through its subsidiary, Mather & Platt (Kenya) Limited. Kalahari Floor Tiles is a subsidiary company in Botswana and Tjespro (171) Trading Pty Ltd is a subsidiary company in Cape Town. The company also has interests in real estate including Avon Centre and Heri Heights Limited. Formerly known as Dunlop Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Olympia Capital Holdings Limited in 2004. Established in 1968, the company was founded to manufacture vinyl floor tiles, adhesives and sports equipment. Olympia Capital Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Women’s Six Nations: Players to watch

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In terms of bolters, though, the name that comes up is 17-year-old scrum-half Keira Bevan, who is competing with Amy Day for the No 9 jersey and is set to make her debut during the Six Nations. Taylor says: “She’s come through the sevens programme and has really developed. She’s a confident youngster – a typical scrum-half in character! She’s definitely got a big future.”Find out how England are juggling both their XVs and sevens goals in our exclusive interview with Sarah Hunter and Natasha Hunt in the March 2015 issue of Rugby World – on sale now. Click here to find out how to download the digital edition. Flanker Silvia Gaudino is well aware of what is at stake and she is quick to name Beatrice Rigoni, 19, as one to watch this season. Gaudino says: “She’s a very young player who started with the squad last year and I think she will do very well. She can play outside-half or centre, and has great vision and great defence skills.”SCOTLANDScotland conceded 261 points and scored just five in losing all of their 2014 Six Nations games, but improvements have been made in their off-field structures and they have played three warm-up games leading up to this year’s championship. “We’re the best prepared we’ve ever been for the Six Nations in terms of game time,” says captain Tracy Balmer, “and as a squad we’ll have more contact time during the Six Nations. We feel like we’re being taken more seriously now.”Fine nine: Mhairi Grieve made her Scotland debut against Italy last NovemberAs for the talent in the squad, Balmer pinpoints the scrum-halves. “Mhairi Grieve is a really exciting young player and it’ll be interesting to see what she can do. She’s got a lot of confidence, which is good for a nine. She’s got really good vision and can spot gaps, has quick feet and makes good decisions under pressure.“Sarah Law is the other nine and they’re two quite different players. They should spur each other on to put in exciting performances.”Teenage dream: Keira BevanWALESThe Welsh also had a disappointing Six Nations last year, winning only one game, but captain Rachel Taylor believes they have a lot of young talent coming through. She is expecting big things from lock Shona Powell Hughes, who made her debut in 2010 and has played in two World Cups but is still only 23, and name checks Kerin Lake, who is back playing after taking time away from rugby to start a family. Leading ladies: the Women’s Six Nations captains pose with the trophy Photo: Inpho center_img Find out who to keep an eye out for in the 2015 women’s championship THE Women’s Six Nations runs concurrently with the men’s championship and ahead of kick-off on Friday 6 February, Rugby World has asked the captains of each team to pick out the players to watch over the coming weeks…Fresh face: Lock Abbie ScottENGLANDTamara Taylor is leading England as they look to build on last year’s Women’s World Cup triumph by winning the Six Nations. The lock picks out Bristol centre Amber Reed as an exciting prospect in the backs, but in terms of a new face in the squad she points to her second-row partner at Darlington Mowden Park Sharks Abbie Scott. “She’s one of the new-age second-rows who’s very athletic,” explains Taylor. “Her biggest strength is her strength, in mind as well as body. She’s very determined as a person and as an athlete she’s good in the lineout, strong in the loose and a good ball-carrier.”FRANCEAfter leading the team to a Grand Slam and third place at the World Cup in 2014, Gaelle Mignot continues as captain – but she didn’t want to name names when it came to players to watch in a squad that features eight uncapped players. “Everyone’s important, so you should keep an eye on all the new players in the group,” says the hooker.Full force: Safi N’Diaye takes on the Welsh defence in last year’s Six Nations. Photo: Huw Evans AgencyHowever, new forwards coach Jean-Michel Gonzalez was happy to step up to the plate. As well as Safi N’Diaye, the No 8 among the nominees for IRB Women’s Player of the Year, and winger Caroline Boujard, Gonzalez also points to Camille Cabalou. He expects Cabalou to comfortably fill the boots of stalwart fly-half Sandrine Agricole, who retired after the World Cup. “She’s a girl for the future,” he says. “She played with the U20s and is now in the senior XVs group and she has a big future.”IRELANDAnother IRB Player of the Year nominee, Niamh Briggs, leads Ireland this season. A raft of players have retired since the World Cup, which included that win over New Zealand, so there are 12 new faces in the squad, “all with different attributes” according to their captain.The full-back struggles to select just one name from the dozen but highlights Sene Naoupu, whose husband George plays in the back row for Connacht. The New Zealand-born centre/fly-half qualified to play for Ireland on residency last year and Briggs says: “She’s a very good player and brings a bit of flair, something different to the squad.”Mind the gap: Niamh Briggs cuts through Italy at the Aviva Stadium last year. Photo: InphoITALYThe Italians beat Wales and Scotland during last season’s championship to finish fourth in the table and this year’s Six Nations represents the first step on the road to the 2017 World Cup. England, France and Ireland have already qualified thanks to their finishing positions in WRWC 2014, while the two best performing teams out of Italy, Scotland and Wales over the 2015 and 2016 Six Nations will qualify for the next global showpiece.last_img read more

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Apopka Police Department Arrest Report

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 26 5/5/2021BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKECONFIDENTIAL – JUVENILEAPOPKA 5/7/2021DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH DUI INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGSMAXSON, GUDVAL SALIM 5/7/2021AGGRAV ASSLT – WEAPON W DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILLCHAVARRIA PEREZ, MELVIN APOPKA 26 5/9/2021PROB VIOLATIONWILLIAMS, JAMES LESLIE APOPKA APD Arrest Report for May 4th-10thThe Apopka Police Department reported the following statistics:Calls For Service                          1,685Traffic Citations                                80Crash Reports                                  23Arrests                                            17 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 17 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 5/10/2021TRESPASSING FAIL TO LEAVE PROPERTY UPON ORDER BY OWNERPAYNE, NARKEITH KEON ORLANDO 5/7/2021DAMAGE PROP-CRIM MISCH 200 DOLS AND UNDERCHAVARRIA PEREZ, MELVIN APOPKA 5/7/2021BURGL WITH ASSAULT OR BATTERYMEDINA OSEJERA, DARGUIN NOEAPOPKA 17 5/4/2021DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH DUI INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGSNELSON-FARMER, JOSHUA ALECZANDERAPOPKA 21 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 5/4/2021DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USEFRANCIS, DANIEL RAYMONDAPOPKA 5/5/2021LARC PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE 3RD SUBSQ OFFENSEHARVEY, ALFONZA AARONAPOPKA 33 5/5/2021RESIST OFFICER OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCEHARVEY, ALFONZA AARONAPOPKA The Anatomy of Fear 5/10/2021DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH 0.15 OR HIGHER OR W PERSON UNDER 18 IN VEHICLEHENSON, JAMARI` SANTANAALTAMONTE SPRINGS 26 TAGSAPDApopka Police DepartmentArrest Report Previous articleThis Is Where Florida Ranks Among the Best States to RetireNext article“OUR Florida” launches in Florida to provide additional rental assistance to Floridians and businesses Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 5/6/2021HEROIN-POSSESS WITH INTENT TO SELL MFG OR DELIVER SCHEDULE IPOWELL, CARLOS DEANGELO APOPKA 5/9/2021INFORMATION ONLY – OTHER AGENCY WARRANTWRONA, CHRIS ORLANDO 45 28 22 45 5/4/2021COCAINE-POSSESS POSSESS COCAINEFRANCIS, DANIEL RAYMONDAPOPKA 21 5/9/2021BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKEELISE, FENTARA OCTAVIAAPOPKA 30 25 43 55 Age 5/9/2021DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH DUI INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGSVENTURA-GAMEZ, SEBASTIAN APOPKA  5/7/2021BURGL WITH ASSAULT OR BATTERYCHAVARRIA PEREZ, MELVIN APOPKA Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 49 33 49 5/7/2021MOVING TRAFFIC VIOL OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSEHERNANDEZ HERNANDEZ, EUSEVIO APOPKA APOPKA  5/10/2021FAILURE TO APPEARGARCIA SANTIAGO, LEONARDO LEEAPOPKA 18 5/10/2021RESIST OFFICER OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCECONFIDENTIAL – JUVENILE APOPKA  49 5/4/2021COCAINE-POSSESS POSSESS COCAINEPOWELL, COREY CHAD APOPKA 33 5/10/2021FAILURE TO APPEARGARCIA SANTIAGO, LEONARDO LEEAPOPKA  Arrest DateChargesNameCity 5/9/2021DRUGS-POSSESS CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTIONWILLIAMS, JAMES LESLIE APOPKA Please enter your comment! 32 32 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img
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Buholmen Cottage / SKAARA Arkitekter AS

first_imgArchitects: SKAARA Arkitekter AS Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of skaara arkitekter as+ 32 Share Houses “COPY” ArchDaily Norway Area:  100 m²Text description provided by the architects. The cottage replaces an old shed and supplied with a new outhouse and new pier. The building is twofold with one residence zone and one bedroom area, combined with a protected patio giving shelter to different wind conditions. Save this picture!Courtesy of skaara arkitekter asRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsThe situation forms an open wing plan which opens towards the south. The south wing contains the private zone with compact sleeping cabins. The east wing consists of one large open living/kitchen area, divided by a split-level, emphasizing the view put the straight towards Jomfruland. The form is dynamic with a wedge-shaped plan and a roof form that embraces the view to the bay in the front. The pine facade is treated with iron-sulfate which together with the sedum-moss roof captures the coloring in the environment.Save this picture!Courtesy of skaara arkitekter asProject gallerySee allShow lessA New University for Angola / Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + CompanyArticlesHortus Conclusus / Point Supreme ArchitectsArticles Share CopyHouses•Ørland, Norway ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/94996/buholmen-cottage-skaara-arkitekter-as Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/94996/buholmen-cottage-skaara-arkitekter-as Clipboard Buholmen Cottage / SKAARA Arkitekter ASSave this projectSaveBuholmen Cottage / SKAARA Arkitekter AS Buholmen Cottage / SKAARA Arkitekter AS CopyAbout this officeSKAARA Arkitekter ASOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesØrlandWoodHousesNorwayPublished on December 11, 2010Cite: “Buholmen Cottage / SKAARA Arkitekter AS” 11 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Buholmen Cottage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 Projects “COPY”last_img read more

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VSO runs annual raffle online

first_img VSO is once again including an online element for its annual raffle.The raffle is being held using the online raffling engine of Charity Technology Trust. The top prise is £2,500 cash, and other prizes include a safari for two in Southern Africa, a two-week intensive Spanish course in Spain, and two return flights to Morocco.The raffle will raise funds to support VSO’s drive to combat HIV and AIDS in developing countries. 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. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Gaming  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis VSO runs annual raffle online AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 August 2003 | Newslast_img read more

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Media Relations (Speed Reads)

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [amzn_product_post]If you have never used the media before, are wary of trying, or have tried and failed, this book is for you. With a bit of insider know-how, even the inexperienced can secure positive coverage for their organisation or deal competently with a crisis. This book will show you, step by step, how to make contacts in the media and ‘sell’ your story and explain how the media works and who does what. Packed with tips, hints and practical advice, it will boost your knowledge and build up your confidence in this area. So whether you want to know how to look good on TV, set up a photo opportunity, or complain about the media, start reading. Advertisement Media Relations (Speed Reads) Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News  8 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Includes: How the media works, Hitting the Headlines, The Perfect Press Release, Giving a star performance on radio and television, Setting up a mini Press Office, Coping in Adversity. 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.last_img read more

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NUSOJ annual report says 2011 even worse for journalists

first_img News Download a PDF of the NUSOJ annual report : News News January 8, 2021 Find out more The annual report of the National Union of Somali Journalists, a partner organization of Reporters Without Borders, paints a worrying picture of abuses suffered by the media in 2011 and condemns the silence and impunity that surround crimes against journalists.The report on the state of press freedom, published yesterday, said 2011 was worse than 2010 and lists four journalists killed, seven wounded and 19 arbitrarily arrested, as well as seven attacks on media organizations and at least five prosecutions for criminal defamation.The organization deplores the fact that journalists were targeted by the authorities and the security forces, and also by militias and individuals. It says attacks were not only politically motivated and systematic but also institutionalized, depriving journalists of the ability to carry out their work without fear.The report, entitled “Lives and Rights of Journalists Under Threat”, notes an increase in prosecutions of journalists in the semi-autonomous north-eastern region of Puntland and the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland in the north, as a new means of clamping down on the media and restricting the flow of information.The Mogadishu region, which is in the hands of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) was the most dangerous part of the country for freedom of information, it said. It was followed by Somaliland, where the number of prosecutions for criminal defamation, slander and false news has escalated.In third place was Puntland, where there were closures of media organizations, criminal prosecutions and other mistreatment of journalists. SomaliaAfrica Follow the news on Somalia RSF_en January 19, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 NUSOJ annual report says 2011 even worse for journalists March 2, 2021 Find out more RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Help by sharing this information to go further SomaliaAfrica RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Related documents NUSOJ Annual Report (2012) PDF – 2 MB The report says the NUSOJ considers impunity “the foremost, albeit silent, enemy of journalists and press freedom”.It appeals to the TFG, Somaliland and Puntland authorities:• To adopt and implement a consistent policy of zero-tolerance for crimes against journalists and media organizations as the only way to ensure reliable practice to respect, protect, defend and promote press freedom.• To bring police and other security forces under control by immediately stopping the harassment, brutality, arbitrary arrests, and even killing, regularly perpetrated against journalists and media organisations and to ensure full accountability for previous violations.• To promptly cease violations of journalists’ right to freedom of association and to stop threats of criminal prosecution against journalists, including their organisations and leaders. The NUSOJ calls on the international community to make their support of, and cooperation with, Somali authorities conditional on respect and protection of the fundamental rights of journalists, and of the people of Somalia in general. Receive email alerts News Organisation Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia February 24, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Journalists beaten with baseball bats while trying to cover oil workers’ strike

first_imgNews February 5, 2021 Find out more Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal RSF_en to go further Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that two journalists with Stan TV, an Almaty-based independent news website and online TV station, were attacked and beaten with baseball bats today while on their way to film a strike by oil workers in the western province of Mangystau.“This gratuitous violence is shocking,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There were many witnesses and the car used by the attackers has been identified. We demand a swift and impartial investigation. The completely impunity enjoyed by those responsible for the many violent attacks in connection with the strike is intolerable. The authorities must end the impunity at once or be regarded as accomplices.”The two Stan TV journalists, cameraman Asan Amilov and reporter Orken Bisenov, were attacked by four unidentified individuals a few kilometres outside Aktau, the capital of Mangystau province, at around 2 p.m. today.Their assailants repeatedly hit them with baseball bats and used a pistol to fire rubber bullets at them. Amilov sustained blows to all parts of his body and his camera was smashed. Bisenov’s computer was taken. Amilov lost a lot of blood from a head injury and broken collar-bone while Bisenov sustained a back injury. Both were hospitalized.The strike by oil workers in Mangystau has continued for more than three months despite the use of violence by the authorities in an attempt to suppress it. Journalists trying to cover the strike and the response of the authorities have also been targeted (see below).——-29.09.2011 – Authorities hound independent online TV station, close studioReporters Without Borders condemns the government’s hounding of the Almaty-based onlinetelevision station Stan TV, which is Kazakhstan’s leading independent newswebsite and a regular provider of video material to the Central Asian satellite station K+.Harassment of Stan TV and Namystan, an independent news agency with which it cooperates,intensified after they covered a long and unprecedented strike by oil workers in the westernprovince of Mangystau that was violently suppressed by the authorities.“The Kazakh security services are clearly ready to use the most absurd and insidious ploysto gag independent media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Inspections, attempted bribery,threats, attacks and now court orders – every kind of weapon has been used against Stan TV andits partners.”In the latest move, an Almaty court issued an order on 27 September for the closure of Stan TV’sproduction studio and the dismantling of its receiver-transmitter satellite dish until it complies withthe public health inspection agency’s standards.Four days before that, the same court ordered Namystan to close its offices for failure torespect fire safety standards. The wave of inspections that began nearly two months ago are clearlybeginning to have an effect.Stan TV was notified on 8 September that the health inspection agency had filed a complaintagainst it before Almaty’s Bostandyk district court. According to the agency (whose deputydirector attacked a Stan TV cameraman the day before the notification’s arrival), theelectromagnetic radiation from the satellite dish on Stan TV’s roof posed a threat to the health ofresidents in the area. The owner of the dish, the telecom company ASTEL, nonetheless insistedthat it complied with the standards and was less powerful than other dishes in the neighbourhood.The agency’s offensive was stepped up after a new inspection on 15 September. The agencyalso accused Stan TV of letting its “studio employees work without regular prior health checks”(required by the prevailing legislation for this category of employees) and of “not providing labanalysis results for noise, light intensity and temperature” in its offices.”The agency claimed that it had measured a temperature of 27°C in its offices, instead of theregulatory 25°C. All of Stan TV’s requests for copies of the reports were rejected, while theresults of the independent tests commissioned by Stan TV were ignored by the court.Two of Stan TV’s journalists, Sherniyaz Shagatay and Azamat Esbergen, reported on 20September that members of the National Security Committee (KNB) – the KGB’s successor –had repeatedly tried to get them to cooperate with the agency and, when they refused, began tothreaten them openly and repeatedly.Stan TV producer Danesh Baibolov said the website’s accountant and members of the Russian-language staff had also been repeatedly threatened. Five Stan TV employees have alreadyresigned because of harassment.“The authorities must put an immediate stop to this harassment of Stan TV and its mediapartners,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This sham justice is hurting Kazakhstan’s image andits aspirations to be a regional leader.” Organisation Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia News October 26, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists beaten with baseball bats while trying to cover oil workers’ strikecenter_img News Help by sharing this information KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Kazakhstan January 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Receive email alerts October 30, 2020 Find out more Newslast_img read more

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