US sues American Express

first_img US sues American Express Monday 4 October 2010 9:25 pm KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap whatsapp Tags: NULL The Justice Department sued American Express yesterday, saying its rules preventing retailers from encouraging consumers to use cheaper, rival credit cards violate antitrust law. The Justice Department settled with Visa and MasterCard, which agreed to allow merchants to offer discounts to consumers who use less expensive types of credit or debit cards. The lawsuit has the potential to cut into a significant source of profits at American Express. The US credit card business vowed to fight the suit. Show Comments ▼ Sharelast_img read more

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Digital growth drives National Lottery to record sales in 2019-20

first_img Camelot UK Lotteries has revealed the UK National Lottery was able to generate a record £7.91bn (€8.90bn/$9.90bn) in total ticket sales in its 2019-20 fiscal year, aided by significant year-on-year growth from its digital offering. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 2nd June 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Address Camelot UK Lotteries has revealed the UK National Lottery was able to generate a record £7.91bn (€8.90bn/$9.90bn) in total ticket sales in its 2019-20 fiscal year, aided by significant year-on-year growth from its digital offering.Overall sales in the 12 months to 31 March 2020 were up 9.7% from £7.21bn in the same period in the previous year, with Camelot, which currently operates the National Lottery, seeing growth across a number of areas.Investment in digital channels led to record online sales of £2.46bn, up 34.0% on last year and a result that marked the first time sales for Camelot’s online offering surpassed £2.0bn.Much of this came from the National Lottery’s mobile products, for which sales rose 57.5% year-on-year to £1.61bn, another record figure. For the year, sales for smartphone and tablet prdoucts accounted for 65.0% of the digital channel’s total.Camelot also noted that with 7.5m million active registered players, the National Lottery site is Europe’s largest online lottery in terms of sales.Looking at retail, sales for this segment were up 1.4% to £5.45bn, meaning that it remains the main source of income for Camelot and the National Lottery.Total sales of draw-based games during the 12-month period were up £455.3m to £4.54bn, which Camelot said was down to effort create a more compelling and distinct range of games.Camelot noted that draw-based games sales continued to be helped by changes made to the Lotto in November 2018, including larger cash prizes and ‘Must Be Won’ draws where the jackpot is often shared among all cash prize winners, as well as strong sales for the EuroMillions and the new Set For Life gameIn-store scratchcards and online instant win sales also increased by £243.0m to £3.37bn, which Camelot said was partly due to the introduction of a wider range of games, including a 25th birthday product as well as titles based on popular TV shows Friends and Love Island.Over the course of the year, £4.51bn was awarded as prizes to players, up £376.5m on the previous year, creating 355 new millionaires in the process. This included awarding £170m EuroMillions jackpot to a player in October 2019.Total returns to good casuses in the year, meanwhile, rose to £1.85bn, when excluding investment returns on National Lottery Distribution Fund balances. Of this, £56.6m was used for marketing expenditure, as agreed with the Gambling Commission.Camelot said that when combined with Lottery Duty it pays to the government and the commission earned by its retail partners, it returns around 95% of all sales revenue to winners and society.“Three years on from our strategic review, we are seeing growth across all areas of the business; crucially, our best-ever sales performance has delivered a £200 million boost to Good Causes at a time when the UK needs it most,” Camelot chief executive Nigel Railton said.Railton also pointed out that the National Lottery was able to put together a support package worth up to £600m for charities and organisations negatively impacted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in April this year.“Like many businesses, Camelot has seen disruption as a result of the pandemic – particularly in retail,” Railton said. “But, thanks to a combination of the foundations we’ve laid over the last three years and some urgent interventions to respond to the current situation, our sales are currently proving resilient.“That’s not to say there is no impact, but the business is adapting and continuing to adjust well to the changing situation. We’re also keeping the government and our partners at the National Lottery Distributors up to date on a weekly basis.”Considering the long-term impact of Covid-19 on National Lottery sales, Railton said with ongoing uncertainty in the UK, the year ahead will be challenging for Camelot and the Lottery, but he is confident that the business will continue to succeed.“I’m very confident that we’re in great shape to meet those challenges – and that we have the strong track record, creativity and determination required to continue generating vital funds for those who need it most in the UK,” Railton said.“All of us at Camelot are fully aware of the important role that we play every single day, and I feel immensely privileged to be part of an institution that makes a real difference.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Finance Lottery Finance Digital growth drives National Lottery to record sales in 2019-20 Regions: UK & Irelandlast_img read more

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Asia Cup T20 will now held in SriLanka in June 2021

first_img WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Cricket The Asia Cup T20 2020 edition is postponed. The postponed edition will now take place in Sri Lanka in June 2021. The prominent Asian Cricket Council (ACC) member has confirmed the development to InsideSport. According to the sources, the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) has also agreed to the proposal. The formal announcement in this regard will be done once ACC & Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon recovers from his prostate surgery. Papon is currently in London recuperating from the operation.  ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention Cricket The organisers of the Asia Cup 2020, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has exchanged hosting rights for the tournament with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for June 2021 edition of the Asia Cup. Through this arrangement, the SLC will now host the rescheduled Asia Cup expected in June 2021, while the PCB will host the 2022 edition.“…Accordingly, the (ACC) Board, after careful consideration of all the above factors, has determined that the Asia Cup 2020 be postponed. Conducting the event in a responsible manner remains the priority of the ACC and the Board is hopeful that the tournament will be held in 2021.”“The ACC is currently working towards securing June 2021 as a suitable window for the same.”It is worth noting that according to the FTP, Indian cricket team is scheduled to travel to Sri Lanka for 3T20 & 3 ODI games in June 2021. With Asia Cup T20 now being rescheduled for the same period India may end up having longer tour of Sri Lanka now.  Latest Sports News WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSAsia Cup T20 CricketAsian Cricket CouncilBCCICricket NewsSri Lanka Cricket SHARE Previous articleUEFA Champions League : Barcelona, Bayern, Juventus, City allowed to host remaining last 16 games at homeNext articleWimbledon shows large heart, will distribute 2020 prize money among players Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Cricket PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Asia Cup T20 will now held in SriLanka in June 2021center_img WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Devon Conway smashes fifty; R Ashwin gets Latham- NZ 101/1 (46 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter ‘Informally it has been decided to reschedule the event in June 2021 in Sri Lanka. BCCI also supported the idea. The formal decision will be taken once ACC president returns from London and all can join in over teleconference’, said Asian Cricket Council member.  By Kunal Dhyani – July 10, 2020 Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! Onlinecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comEarlier on Thursday ACC formally postponed the Asia Cup tournament, scheduled for September this year, until June 2021 owing to an upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the region. “After careful consideration and evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Board of the ACC has decided to postpone the Asia Cup tournament that was scheduled for September 2020,” the Asian Cricket Council tweeted.“The Executive Board of the ACC has met on multiple occasions to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Asia Cup tournament…” the ACC said in a statement.“From the onset, the Board was keen on organising the tournament as per the original schedule. However, travel restrictions, country-specific quarantine requirements, fundamental health risks and social distancing mandates have posed as substantial challenges to the holding of the Asia Cup.“Above all, the risks related to health and safety of participating players, support staff, commercial partners, fans and the cricketing community were deemed to be significant,” the release further stated. Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore CricketLatest Sports NewsSport Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Football Cricket Asia Cup T20 will now held in June 2021last_img read more

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Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering retail and corporate banking services as well as mortgages, treasury and Bancassurance services. Kenya Commercial Bank offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in Treasury Bills and Bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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Greenbay Properties Limited (GFB.mu) HY2018 Presentation

first_imgLighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Lighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu)  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileLighthouse Capital Limited formerly (Greenbay Properties Limited) invests in real estate assets and listed companies which are involved in the retail sector of Mauritius. The company targets investment in developing diversified global real estate and infrastructure assets. Greenbay Properties Ltd is a predominant investor in Europe and the United Kingdom, targeting properties with strong sustainable income from high quality tenants with a strong likelihood of renewal of leases on expiry. Lighthouse Capital Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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L71 House / OFFICE AT Co.

first_img L71 House / OFFICE AT Co. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/145460/l71-house-office-at-co Clipboard Photographs “COPY” L71 House / OFFICE AT Co.Save this projectSaveL71 House / OFFICE AT Co. “COPY” CopyHouses•Bangkok, Thailand Save this picture!© Wison Tungthunya+ 48 Share Projects ArchDaily Architects: OFFICE AT Co. Area Area of this architecture project Thailand Houses Photographs:  Wison TungthunyaText description provided by the architects. The L71 house is a single family house located on the northeastern side of Bangkok, Thailand. The site for the house is a long and narrow shape site. All of the house programs such as 4 bedrooms, dining room, and family room are place along the site to face the North.Save this picture!© Wison TungthunyaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackSince the owners have occasional parties, the public areas, such as living room and parking, are in the front of the house, and the private areas are in the back of the house along with a swimming pool.Save this picture!PlanThe living room mass was extended to create private space for the swimming pool and the second floor mass was extended to create shading for the swimming pool and terrace. Save this picture!© Wison TungthunyaIf the house is designed as one big mass it will block ventilation and natural light, so in this house each room is split to maximize ventilation and natural light.Save this picture!PlanSince the masses are split, it creates some semi outdoor space to interlock indoor and outdoor space. Varieties of natural materials including water, grass and wood are inserted into each space.Save this picture!© Wison TungthunyaThe roof of the main house is double-roof to cover the house from weather. The lower roof is reinforced concrete slab, and the upper roof is metal sheet roof. Save this picture!MaterialsA space between the two layers of roof acts as an air buffer, natural ventilation and allows for easy maintenance. Main material of this house is painted plastered brick wall and tint glass. Where the masses are splitted, the material of the splitted masses is wood.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: What makes for a successful city?ArticlesThe Greatest Grid: A Call for IdeasArticles Share 2010 Year:  Area:  650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/145460/l71-house-office-at-co Clipboard CopyAbout this officeOFFICE AT Co.OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBangkokWoodHousesThailandPublished on June 23, 2011Cite: “L71 House / OFFICE AT Co.” 23 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave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

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Henshaws College appoints new Campaign Director

first_imgHarrogate-based Henshaws College has appointed Robert Astick as Campaign Director to head up a multi-million pound fundraising project.Robert will be heading a team of fundraisers with the aim of raising £7 million to upgrade the present residential facilities at the College. The development is due for completion in December 2006 and will offer purpose-built accommodation for wheelchair users and students with complex communication difficulties.Robert was previously a director at Compton International Fundraising, the not-for-profit fundraising consultancy. Responsible for a range of projects in Britain and Dublin, his past assignments have included a centre for the arts, hospitals, museums and educational establishments. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 August 2004 | News Tagged with: Individual giving Recruitment / people  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Henshaws College is part of Henshaws Society for Blind People, which offers high quality further education to young people with a visual impairment who have additional difficulties or disabilities.center_img Henshaws College appoints new Campaign Director 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.last_img read more

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A new kicker leaps ahead in tight competition

first_imgTwitter Twitter ReddIt Facebook Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier printIf the Horned Frogs were set to face Jackson State today, Cole Bunce would be the starting place kicker, Gary Patterson said after practice Friday.The sophomore from San Jose, Ca. took the lead on the field in the “50-yard range.”“We had a long kick, and Bunce was only one who made it,” Patterson said. “You have to have a guy who makes it when it counts.”The anointed starter from Monday, Brandon Ritchie, was “on the shelf” Friday because he didn’t kick as much during the spring and summer, when his eligibility had not yet been granted, Patterson said. Ritchie was cleared last week.Field goal issues plagued the Horned Frogs in multiple losses last season when Ryan Graf and Brandon Hatfield were 19-for-25. Bunce was the kickoff specialist and did not attempt a field goal.Patterson credited some of the kicking strides to Lucas Gravelle, the new long snapper who graduate transferred from Washington State. Patterson said he gets the ball to the holder quicker and more accurately.“I think I feel a lot better with the kickers this year because of the snapper,” Patterson said. “Kickers are like golf swings in that if you change even a little thing they’re off, so I never say everything was okay there.”Kenny Hill draws rave reviews Patterson continued to praise his starting quarterback Friday, a year after Hill lead the Big 12 in interceptions.“Kenny is playing as well as we’ve ever seen him play, now he has to do it in a ball game because that’s how everyone gets judged,” Patterson said. “He’s been here two years, Sonny [Cumbie] has done a good job preparing him.”Patterson said he’s seen growth in Hill’s state of mind.“Hill showed mental tenacity in the team’s scrimmage last week, he threw a pick, it didn’t bother him, and he did what he needed to do,” Patterson said. “Now he has to handle adversity in a game, that’s what all great quarterbacks do.”Depth at linebacker improves defensive line“LJ [Collier] is giving us some depth, as a bigger defensive end against some of the teams we’ll play,” Patterson said.Collier played at defensive tackle last season.“Ben [Banogu] has had a good last couple of practices and [Matt] Boeson too at d-end,” Patterson said. “Dennis [Collins] has come a long way too.”At the two linebacker spots, TCU is seeing some growth from not just younger players, but a senior as well.“Sammy Douglas has had the best camp he’s ever had,” Patterson said. “Alec Dunham and Alex Bush have played well too, and with the depth at linebacker, that’s given us the ability to move Ty Summers down to give us some speed on the edges at defensive end, which means you don’t need as good of coverage guys in the secondary if the quarterback doesn’t have any time.” World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ + posts Garrett Podell Gary Patterson likes what he sees before the Liberty Bowl. (Photo by Sam Bruton) ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Previous articleTCU Volleyball selected for three nationally televised gamesNext articleHoroscope: August 19, 2017 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

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RSF to attend website journalists’ trial in Phuket

first_imgNews Alan Morison, the Australian editor of the Phuket-based news website Phuketwan, and Chutima Sidasathian, one of his Thai reporters, are facing up to seven years in prison on charges of defaming the Thai navy and violating the Computer Crimes Act (CCA), a draconian 2007 law that gives the authorities a great deal of leeway to gag online critics and arrest journalists and bloggers for political reasons.Morison and Chutima were charged in December 2013 in connection with a July 2013 article quoting a paragraph from a Reuters special report on the smuggling of Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Burma to Malaysia via Thailand and the involvement of Thai human traffickers.Along with other media outlets and NGOs, these two journalists were among the first to draw attention to the trafficking in Rohingya refugees and the abuses to which they are exposed.The quoted paragraph claimed that “Thai naval forces” were paid to turn a blind eye to this people trafficking but did not explicitly name the Thai Royal Navy. Although they charged Morison and Chutima, the Thai authorities have never made any attempt to bring legal proceedings against Reuters.“The trial of these two journalists, who just did their job as news providers with a great deal of professionalism, poses a great danger to all those independent voices in Thailand who want to use their freedom of expression and information,” Ismaïl said.“We urge Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his military government to end their policy of harassing the media. They need to understand that the media do not threaten national security or political stability but, on the contrary, help to improve society.”More than a year has passed since the military staged a coup in Thailand, but freedom of information continues to decline as Gen. Prayut keeps on threatening the media and tightening his grip on their activities.On 25 June, the government organized a meeting with journalists to teach them how to ask questions that would not offend him. Government spokesman said the meeting was held with 200 local and foreign journalists in order to promote their “understanding” of the government.In March, the prime minister said he would “probably execute” journalists who did not toe the government line.The foreign media are also harassed. A Bangkok round-table discussion organized by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) and Human Rights Watch was cancelled at the last minute by the government on 26 June. It was to have coincided with the release of a Human Rights Watch report on the persecution of Montagnard Christians, a religious and ethnic minority, in Vietnam.The government said it could have “affected relations” between Thailand and Vietnam and endangered “national security.”It was the third time in a month that the military government has ordered the cancellation of an event organized by the FCCT. The FCCT has meanwhile reported several cases of foreign journalists having problems renewing their accreditation.Thailand is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 press freedom index. ThailandAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information ThailandAsia – Pacific News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the trial of two website journalists that is due to begin on 14 July in the southwestern province of Phuket and calls for all the charges to be dropped. Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of its Asia-Pacific desk, will be present as an observer at the trial, which is expected to last three days. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar June 12, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Thailand August 21, 2020 Find out more News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years July 10, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF to attend website journalists’ trial in Phuket Organisation Receive email alerts to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom RSF_en last_img read more

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Pubs, haircuts, gyms must wait as UK lifts lockdown slowly

first_img Facebook Pinterest Pubs, haircuts, gyms must wait as UK lifts lockdown slowly Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Facebook TAGS  center_img FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 file photo, Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock takes a selfie with the vaccine hub staff during a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, to thank volunteers undertaking clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccinations. The British government says it aims to give every adult in the country a first dose of coronavirus vaccine by July 31, a month earlier than its previous target. In addition, the goal is for everyone over 50 or with an underlying health condition to get a shot by April 15, rather than the previous target of May 1. Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusinessUS NewsWorld News WhatsApp Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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