ComeOn launches machine learning responsible gaming tool

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling ComeOn launches machine learning responsible gaming tool AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 13th August 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Tech & innovationcenter_img Cherry-owned igaming operator ComeOn and data science specialist neccton have developed a new tool that uses machine learning to help players avoid gambling related harms.The tool, which was developed by neccton in collaboration with psychology academics, tracks player data, detects risk patterns, changes in behaviour and to flag signs of problem gambling.If a player is recognised as being at risk of developing a problem, the tool provides personalised feedback and tailored communications in order to encourage responsible gaming.The communication with players is based on the principles of “motivational interviewing,” a counseling approach developed by clinical psychologists William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick used to prompt behavioural change by asking a series of questions that encourage the subject to alter bad habits. It was originally developed and used to treat problem drinkers.“At ComeOn, we are convinced that gaming services can be delivered in a safe and sustainable way,” the operator’s responsible gaming manager Helena Berg explained. “Providing the right conditions and incentives for players to gamble responsibly is part of how we take care of our customers and ensure the safe and high-quality service we want to offer them.”“We are happy that ComeOn has chosen neccton as their partner to help ensure player safety to their customers,” Dr. Michael Auer, director at neccton said. “Using modern technology to analyse player behavior, detect risk signals and in a user-friendly way inform the players is a great method that has proven to be successful modifying player behaviour.”The use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to treat gambling addiction is at an early stage, though there is a belief that it could provide a way to improve responsible gaming interactions. In February, the European Gaming and Betting Association said it believed the new European Union (EU) coordinated plan for the development of artificial intelligence across the bloc could help limit and ultimately reduce problem gambling.ComeOn, a subsidiary of Cherry AB, operates online gambling brands including CherryCasino, EuroSlots, GetLucky and MobileBet. Last month, ComeOn secured licenses to launch its sportsbook and casino products in Denmark and its Galaksino brand in Finland. Email Address Topics: Tech & innovation Cherry-owned igaming operator ComeOn and data science specialist neccton have developed a new tool that uses machine learning to help players avoid gambling related harms.last_img read more

ScanGroup Limited ( HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgScanGroup Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about ScanGroup Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ScanGroup Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ScanGroup Limited (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileWPP-ScanGroup Limited is the largest marketing and communication group in the Africa sub-region with leading advertising agencies and media houses falling under the holding company name. These include Ogilvy & Mather, SCANAD, JWT, BluePrint Marketing, GroupM, MediaCom Africa, Mindshare and MEC. Public relations companies include Ogilvy PR and H+K Strategies; marketing research agencies include Millward Brown; specialty communication agencies include Roundtrip and Geometry Global; digital companies include OgilvyOne, Squad Digital and SCANAD Digital. WPP-Scangroup has expertise in advertising, media investment management, advertising and marketing research, public relations, digital advertising and communications marketing strategy. WPP-ScanGroup has a presence in 25 countries in sub-Sahara Africa and majority-owned offices in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. It has minority-owned operations in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Senegal and Zimbabwe. Scangroup became a subsidiary of WPP in 2013 and the company changed its name to WPP-Scangroup Limited in 2015. WPP-ScanGroup Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

How aging affects sleep

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear The Secrets of Sleep: Part 6From Florida Hospital Apopka TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaSleep Previous articleCookies and Milk with a Cop coming next weekendNext articleWhy vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR July 14, 2018 at 7:05 pm 1 COMMENT As we get older, just about every aspect of our body undergoes changes. Sleep is no exception.Where we once might have naturally stayed up late, our bodies become ready for sleep earlier at night. In the past, sleeping late on weekends may have been one of life’s little pleasures; now, you find yourself waking up even before the rooster crows.These changes tend to be a normal part of the aging process, stemming from shifts in our circadian rhythm – the body’s internal sleep-wake clock.We don’t know exactly why our sleep habits change as we age, says sleep expert and neurologist Holly Skinner, DO. One possible explanation lies in changes to a part of our brain called the “suprachiasmatic nucleus,” which regulates sleep and other body rhythms.Contrary to common belief, older people don’t require less sleep than young or middle-aged adults. The amount of sleep your body needs stays about the same throughout adulthood, but the “architecture” of that sleep undergoes significant shifts.“As we get older, our daily schedules are often not as regimented as they once were, so older adults may be more likely to nap during the day,” Dr. Skinner says. “This can result in difficulty falling asleep or, more commonly, sleep that’s interrupted by nighttime awakenings.”Sometimes, though, sleep disturbances fall outside of what’s considered normal for older adults. Unfortunately, sleep disorders become more common as we age, with an estimated 50% of the elderly population reporting difficulty falling, or staying, asleep.Here are some of the common sleep problems that older adults often face:Advanced sleep phase syndrome. If your circadian clock seems to have fallen out of sync, and you find yourself going to sleep and waking at unusually early hours, you may have advanced sleep phase syndrome. Patients with this sleep disorder may hit the sack as early as 6 or 7 p.m., rising again at the pre-dawn hours of 3 or 4 a.m. While your body still gets the necessary amount of sleep, the timing of it can be a serious disruption to your quality of life.Obstructive sleep apnea. Any person, at just about any age, can develop sleep apnea. But our likelihood of developing this dangerous disorder increases with age due to a number of natural changes to the throat area. Snoring is a top indicator of sleep apnea, but snoring also tends to increase with age – so the disorder can sometimes go undiagnosed.Insomnia. Rates of insomnia are higher in older adults. Studies show that around 44% of older persons experience one or more symptoms of insomnia at least a few nights per week.Restless leg syndrome (RLS). Another sleep disorder that increases with age, RLS is characterized by a pulling, creeping or tingling sensation in the legs. This results in a strong urge to move the limbs, making it difficult to drift off to sleep.Increased time to fall asleep. Find yourself tossing and turning for what seems like an eternity before finally falling asleep? You may be suffering from sleep latency, a common problem for older adults.Increase in sleep fragmentation. Many older adults who formerly slept like rocks may find themselves suddenly waking up at the smallest sound – or, frustratingly, for no reason at all. The rapid eye movement (REM) sleep phase also decreases in older adults, making for lighter, less restorative sleep. Both of these issues can result in daytime grogginess.In some cases, sleep changes may be a result of underlying medical conditions or taking certain medications. Your doctor will be able to review your medical history and current drug regimen to identify possible causes and get you back on track for better sleep.“Medications that cause sleepiness as a side effect can be switched, often resulting in a dramatic improvement,” Dr. Skinner says.In other cases, a sleep study or a visit with a sleep medicine specialist may be needed to learn whether your symptoms are caused by obstructive sleep apnea, another sleep disorder or an unrelated cause.There are a few things you can try at home to encourage better sleep, too. Engaging in light physical activity (think stretching, walking, yoga or swimming) is beneficial to your overall health, and it can also help prepare the body for sleep. Increased exposure to light during the day may also help get your body’s circadian clock back in sync.“Dietary changes, such as avoidance of alcohol and caffeine after lunch, may be beneficial, as well,” Dr. Skinner says.The takeaway: sleep patterns change as we age, but older adults should not accept insufficient or unsatisfying sleep as a fact of life. With the support of your medical team and the Florida Hospital Center for Sleep Disorders, there’s a good chance you can be sleeping soundly again – if not like a baby, then something close to it. If I work hard out in the heat mowing, or have been running errands all day out and about, or have had a full meal, I will settle down to watch tv afterwards, and the next thing I know, I am out like a light. I have to cat nap for at least three or four hours, as I will turn into a walking zombie, and have severe brain fog, if I don’t get my cat nap. Nyquil does the same thing to me, if I take it, it puts my brain to sleep, and turns me into a total zombie. I don’t need it though, as I could sleep and sleep and sleep hours on end, without any meds. That guy in the photo looks so comfy with his dog upon him, that is what I do, nap with my dog upon me……ZZZZZZZZ You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Guinness Premiership Pick of the Week – Round 17

first_imgFriday Mar 12, 2010 Guinness Premiership Pick of the Week – Round 17 As the week comes to a close weve got something a bit different for you now. Its different in the way that its not been done for the Guinness Premiership before, but today things change as we have a crack at the Pick of the Week for Round 17.There were some pretty good tries scored in Englands premier domestic competition. For Harlequins their only try of the match was scored after some fantastic build up work against Worcester before Mike Brown barged over. The try was credited to Rory Clegg, who had a great day with the boot, but he admitted it wasnt him who scored it.“I was credited with our try but, while I’ll take it, I have to admit it was Mike Brown who got it down, Clegg said. Young Miles Benjamin returned the favour for Worcester.At Welford Road we saw Leicester and London Irish battle it out, as featured here on RD, with Scott Hamilton scoring the try of the match after a scintillating Lote Tuqiri break. Fan favourite Martin Castogiovanni also crossed, with an interception try.Sale slipped to the bottom of the table as they went down 15-7 to Northampton Saints at home. Their only highlight was a nice try finished off by former England international Ben Cohen.Rob Vickerman scored for Newcastle when they hosted Bath, but it wasnt enough as the home side went down 17-13 after two second half tries from the visitors.Two of the best tries of the weekend came from the Wasps match against Gloucester. Mike Tindall scored a great try as he broke the line and showed he still has a bit of pace and a great step to finish the try.The home side won 24-19 thanks to 19 points from flyhalf Dave Walder, but there was a sensational try from Samoan flyer on the left wing, David Lemi. Enjoy the compilation. Time: 03:24 Music: Jerk it out by the Caesars ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? 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Chagas Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

first_img Portugal Chagas Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos João Tiago Aguiar ArchDaily Apartments 2019 Area:  2152 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Chagas Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar ArquitectosSave this projectSaveChagas Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar ArquitectosSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 22Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, JUNG, CIN, CLIMAR, PADIMAT, FIMARBER, Mariana Vaz Costa, Microsoft Office Photographscenter_img Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Lead Architect: Architects: João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Project Team:Rúben Mateus, Susana Luis, João Nery Morais, André Silva, Maria Sousa Otto, Arianna Camozzi, Samanta Cardoso de Menezes, Diogo Romão, Constança Lino, Francisco DuarteBuilder:OFICINA DOS SONHOSCity:LisbonCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. The apartment, located in Lisbon´s city centre, belongs to a classified building, built at the end of the 19th century. The interior was totally transformed through a functional scheme to optimise the apartment’s space and to restore its dignity.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGApproximately 15 years ago, this majestic building of large proportions, was rehabilitated, but with this the apartment lost some of its original essence. The starting point revealed to be remarkably interesting, since it involved designing solutions that preserve and highlight the remarkable and pristine elements of this space.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe greatest challenge was to reconcile this premise with the creation of more simplified and practical spaces to that would meet the new owners’ needs. To recover and thus restore the apartment’s old aura, it was necessary to intervene in some areas that were covered after the building’s rehabilitation, like the scullery and the magnificent stained glasses that open towards a large central interior patio which illuminates and elevates their magnificence.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOn the other hand, the worked ceilings dating from the end of the 19th century have also been rehabilitated and highlighted due to concealed lighting placed on covings. The decoration of the apartment stands out for its featherweight elements, carefully chosen for a noble and imposing space that assumes itself as the main star. The furniture was custom designed, such as the living room bookcase with tv, the beds, including two double beds, the bunk bed with trundle and even the hallstand/wall coat hanger.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe artist Maria Ana Vasco Costa was invited to compose a mural in smooth and three-dimensional handcrafted tile for the scullery/diner room wall. The result was a contemporary composition in contrast with the classic character of the apartment.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessOpen Call: BARQ Festival – International Architecture Film Festival BarcelonaCall for SubmissionsVirtual World Tour | Los Angeles EditionLectureProject locationAddress:Lisbon, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Use a BYOD policy or risk losing supporter trust, warns Advanced

first_imgUse a BYOD policy or risk losing supporter trust, warns Advanced What should charities do?To minimise risks, organisations should:create a BYOD policycommunicate it regularly to staff, trustees, volunteers and partners, describing the data that may be processed on personal devices and best practice security procedure.specify what measures will be taken if a personal device is compromised or lost. This could include automatically wiping data and/or denying access to network systems.reinforce their IT infrastructure to safeguard the transmission of data to and from mobile devices across multiple platforms.check that personal devices are sufficiently compliant with security requirements at work, whether interacting on the premises or remotely.  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Ford added that charities should think about these issues sooner rather than later, given the increasing prevalence of personal devices at work. He said:“By creating a consistent and coherent BYOD strategy, organisations can mitigate the threat of security vulnerabilities and empower employees and volunteers to use mobile technologies to help generate vital funds, without placing donor relationships at risk.”You can download Why every charity and not-for-profit needs a BYOD strategy from Advanced Exchequer. Free registration is required. Tagged with: Law / policy Technologycenter_img Howard Lake | 6 August 2014 | News Image: bring your own device by Pixsooz on Charities and voluntary organisations that do not implement a formal Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy risk IT security problems and damage to their reputation. That is the warning in a white paper by accounting and business software provider, Advanced Exchequer, part of Advanced Computer Software Group plc.It advises charities to educate key stakeholders about the safe use of mobile devices, and plan how they can protect the organisation’s data and networks.The challenge is only going to grow, as charities embrace mobile technology for fundraising and communications. Staff and volunteers too expect to have their mobile devices within easy range throughout the working day.Cost of information security breachesHowever, these different devices could lead to information security breaches. Indeed, research by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the 2014 Information Security Breaches Report suggests that the cost of these breaches has almost doubled in the last year.For small organisations, the worst breaches cost on average between £65,000 and £115,000. For large organisations the figure is between £600,000 and £1.15 million.Most of the worst breaches are not deliberate acts by staff. Around the world (senior executives from 115 countries were surveyed), human error accounted for 31% of the worst breaches, with deliberate misuse by staff at 20%. If government ministers can leave briefcases containing sensitive documents on the train, then charity staff can and do lose mobile phones and tablets in cafes and on the bus.Greg Ford, Managing Director of Advanced Exchequer, said:“For charities and not-for-profits storing highly confidential donor and beneficiary data, security is absolutely imperative. While it is tempting for charitable organisations to allow staff and volunteers to use their personal devices to save costs and drive donations without a formal and explicit policy on BYOD, they run the risk of encountering a damaging security breach.” 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

McDonald’s Purchase $34M of Indiana’s Agricultural Products

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News McDonald’s Purchase $34M of Indiana’s Agricultural Products McDonald’s Purchase $34M of Indiana’s Agricultural Products By Ashley Davenport – Aug 27, 2019 SHARE McDonald’s serves more than 25 million people each day in its 14,000 U.S. restaurants. Approximately $34 million of their total purchases in 2018 were to local farmers, growers, and producers in Indiana.“The McDonald’s system is an important business partner and commodity purchaser of more than $34 million in raw product from the agricultural industry in Indiana,” said Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. “The support of great companies like the McDonald’s system, allows our local farmers to thrive while helping to feed millions of people across the country.”Breaking it down by numbers, the McDonald’s system bought more than 221.8 million pounds of corn, 20.4 million pounds of soybeans, and 4.5 million gallons of milk from the Hoosier state. They also purchased eggs, flour, pork, soybean oil and sugar.“To say McDonald’s support of agriculture is significant would be an understatement,” said Bruce Kettler, Indiana Department of Agriculture Director. “They continue to be an important partner, not only as a large purchaser of Indiana’s agricultural products, but also as a connection point between farmers and consumers.” Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleAFBF Reports Slowed Growth in H-2A ProgramNext articleNorthey Says Over $1B in MFP Payments Already Out Ashley Davenportlast_img read more

Chadian editor subjected to shocking prison conditions

first_img Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad News November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports The burned car of journalist Martin Inoua Doulguet, november 19, 2018, N’Djamena, Tchad.Doulguet has also been the target of criminal acts. His computer was stolen, his car was set on fire in November 2018 and there was an attempted arson attack on his home on the night of 19 July 2019. It was in July 2019 that he was ordered to suspend publishing for three months for allegedly insulting his former boss, the owner of the newspaper Abba Garde.Doulguet has also been threatened by government officials such as Abakar Mahamat Adoum, who was fired as a presidential adviser shortly after Doulguet published a story questioning his handling of a post office repair contract, and presidential chief of staff Kalzeubé Pahimi Deubet, who was arrested on suspicion of corruption two weeks ago.Chad is ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. December 1, 2020 Find out more October 7, 2020 Find out more The editor of the Salam Info quarterly, Doulguet shares this cell with the two other detainees who built it from palm fronds, plastic sheets and sheet metal. It is just five square metres in area, including the filthy corner that serves as a latrine and shower space. “I have to pay 3,000 CFA francs [4.5 euros] every two weeks to have access to a cleaner shower and toilets,” he told RSF.Arrested on 16 August in connection with his coverage of a case involving a former health minister who was accused by her niece of sexual assault, Doulguet was sentenced to three years in prison on 23 September on charges of libel and “association for the purpose of computer crime.” Since then, he has been sleeping on a mat on the ground and has been limited to visits of a just a few minutes at a time that are held “standing in a corridor.” His lawyer, Olivier Gouara, who describes these conditions as “atrocious,” also says Doulguet has no access to a prison nurse for treatment to the ailments he is suffering. On the left and middle, the “cell” in which Martin Inoua Doulguet is being detained for four months now. On the right, his toilets and shower.A French lawyer who recently visited Doulguet said he is also exposed to physical danger. “There is an ill-lit area, a sort of punishment area called the ‘boat,’ where he was taken after being given a beating and where he was manhandled by the prisoners who are packed in there,” the lawyer reported. Doulguet had previously managed to report, with supporting photos, that he was attacked and beaten by prison guards “acting on instructions” on 23 September.“As well as being deprived of his freedom because of what he wrote, this journalist is being detained in shocking conditions,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “What with beatings and being kept in a cell that poses a threat to his health, everything is being done to humiliate him. We call on the authorities to end the mistreatment and persecution, and to release him provisionally pending the outcome of an appeal.”Doulguet’s lawyer told RSF that he has finally received an official copy of his client’s sentence and that, as a result, he can at last file an appeal.Outspoken newspaperSalam Info and its editor have often been the targets of threats, attacks and sanctions for covering corruption and misgovernance. Just two days after launching the quarterly in February 2018, Doulguet was arrested and held for five days on the grounds that he had published it in the capital after obtaining a publishing permit in the southern city of Bongor.A few weeks later, Doulguet was detained again for two days as a result of a lawsuit by the local branch of the Red Cross over a story accusing it of misusing its funding. The case was dismissed when it came to court because no Red Cross representative turned up for the hearing. The suit that former mining minister Gomdigué Baïdi Lomey brought against Doulguet over a story about a questionable contract ended in a similar fashion. Doulguet received a series of summonses from the judicial police and then a prosecutor convened a face-to-face meeting between Doulguet and Lomey. But the former minister did not turn up when a court hearing was held on 10 December 2018. Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Chadcenter_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en News News December 19, 2019 Chadian editor subjected to shocking prison conditions Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of Chadian newspaper editor Martin Inoua Doulguet and condemns the appalling conditions in which he is serving a three-year jail sentence – sleeping on the ground in an improvised cell and having to pay to use a clean shower and toilet. ChadAfrica Condemning abuses ImprisonedJudicial harassmentViolence ChadAfrica Condemning abuses ImprisonedJudicial harassmentViolence The editor of Salam Info, Martin Inoua Doulguet in front of his “cell” at the Central prison of Amsinéné in N’Djamena in Chad. last_img read more

Judicial confusion in Tunisia puts press freedom in peril

first_imgNews Follow the news on Tunisia Help by sharing this information RSF_en Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa The repeated use of the criminal code makes it all the more essential to apply the press law exclusively in all matters relating to freedom of the press and freedom of expression. The same section of the criminal code was used in the trials of Nasreddine Ben Saida, publisher of the newspaper Attounissia who was fined 1,000 dinars for publishing a photo of a well-known football player embracing a naked model, and Jabeur Mejri and Ghazi Beji, two Tunisian Internet users who were sentenced on 28 March to seven-and-a-half years’ imprisonment each and fined 1,200 dinars (600 euros). The two men, well-known atheists, were accused of publishing a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on the Internet. Jabeur Mejri has lodged an appeal, which will be considered on 14 May by the Monastir appeal court. Ghazi Beji has fled the country to escape prosecution and is currently in Europe where he is seeking political asylum. Convicted in absentia, he does not have the right to appeal.Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Jabeur Mejri, in custody since 28 March, and the dropping of charges against both defendants. Their case highlights the need for legal provision guaranteeing freedom of opinion and freedom of expression on the Internet.In the aftermath of the celebrations organized by UNESCO in Tunis marking World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, the Tunisian government must continue its reform of the media sector and ensure the application of laws 115 and 116 in order to guarantee press freedom. A government initiative to hold a national consultation on the media aimed at amending the two laws should not delay the implementation of legislation that is more in keeping with international standards than one put in place during the rule of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. It is not normal for judges to be able to pick and choose which laws they apply.Laws 115 and 116 enshrine freedom of expression and any changes should be consistent with international standards, ensure greater protection and be accompanied by a wide-ranging reform of the justice system. Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Receive email alerts December 26, 2019 Find out more News May 10, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judicial confusion in Tunisia puts press freedom in perilcenter_img TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out more Organisation News Reporters Without Borders calls on the Tunisian authorities to respond to the current lack of judicial clarity, which presents a serious danger to freedom of the press and freedom of expression. The organization reiterates its demand for the application of new media laws to supersede the old legislation, which is at odds with new provisions officially in force since 2 November last year. “Falling back automatically on repressive laws inherited from the Ben Ali era endangers the spirit of the revolution,” the organization said. “Some articles of the criminal code are being used unlawfully to convict journalists and bloggers, yet these are obsolete under the new press code, law 115.”Reporters Without Borders deplores the 2,400-dinar (1,200-euro) fine imposed on Nabil Karoui, the owner of the television station Nessma TV, on 3 May for broadcasting the animated film “Persepolis”, denounced as blasphemous by some Islamists.This verdict rides roughshod over the provisions of the current press law which, among other things, stresses proportionality. Despite a strong campaign in favour of the application of law 115, the judges based their ruling on a section of the criminal code allowing punishment of publications for “disturbing public order and threatening proper morals”.The station’s programming director and the head of the organization that translated the film’s dialogue were each fined 1,200 dinars for “disturbing public order”. Defence lawyers immediately lodged an appeal.Salafist protesters convicted of attacking the station’s premises and Nabil Karoui’s home were fined 9.6 dinars (about five euros) each. Reporters Without Borders notes the highly symbolic nature of these fines, while law 115 provides for criminal penalties for assaults on journalists.“These convictions raise questions about the existence of a two-speed justice system and a dangerous lack of legal certainty. Journalists can still be convicted in Tunisia on the basis of a general public order law,” Reporters Without Borders said. News to go further Related documents Judicial confusion in Tunisia puts press freedom in peril – In arabicPDF – 368.45 KB November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Letterkenny Town Council look at options to remove ESB cables

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Google+ Pinterest Twitter Previous articleNorthwest MEP says government needs Euro plan ‘B’Next articlePaediatric Diabetic Service to be maintained in Letterkenny News Highland Facebook Newsx Adverts Google+center_img Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Letterkenny Town Council is to investigate ways of removing overhead ESB wires in the centre of the town and rerouting them underground.In previous years, Tidy Towns adjudications have raised the issue of the wires, saying they take away from the area between the Courthouse, Crossview House and Gallagher’s Hotel.Ahead of next week’s budget meeting, officials will examine what can be done to address the situation.Independent Cllr Tom Crossan raised the issue this week, he says removing the wires would have a very positive impact on Letterkenny’s Tidy Towns results: WhatsApp By News Highland – December 15, 2011 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Letterkenny Town Council look at options to remove ESB cables Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more