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10 things you need to know about the US sports bettor

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Since processing the historic first legal online bet post-PASPA, Kambi has been studying its vast network data to build an early picture of the US sports bettor. In this webinar, Kambi will present some of its key findings. Since processing the historic first legal online bet post-PASPA, Kambi has been studying its vast network data to build an early picture of the US sports bettor.In this webinar, Kambi present some of its key findings, including data on staking, in-play pick-up, differences between the online and on-property player and the most popular sports and markets.The webinar will also provide insight into key statistics, such as which sports acquire the most players, and how many sports the average bettor is engaged with.Kambi is in the unique position of being able to pool data from its growing number of operators in the US, meaning it has valuable information which can be used to iterate and improve the product for a US audience. 10 things you need to know about the US sports bettor Sports betting Topics: Sports betting 8th May 2019 | By Louella Hughes Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) Q32012 Interim Report

first_imgNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng)  2012 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in aviation services and support. This includes aviation cargo, aircraft handling, passenger facilitation, crew transportation and aviation training. The company was established in 1979 as the sole ground handler at the newly-commissioned Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Today, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc handles 70% of domestic and foreign airlines operating in Nigeria encompassing 35 airlines at 9 airports across Nigeria. Subsidiary companies include Mainland Cargo Options and Nahco Power Energy and Infrastructure. The Federal Government through Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has a 60% equity stake in the aviation enterprise. The remaining 40% is held by Air France, British Airways, Sabena and Lufthansa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Cheap shares: Beware of these 2 value traps in 2021!

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Cheap shares: Beware of these 2 value traps in 2021! The UK has suffered its worst pandemic in 100 years and steepest economic contraction in 300 years, yet the FTSE 100 index has held up pretty well in 2020. The Footsie has lost almost 980 points in 2020, but that’s only 12.9% (just over an eighth). Frankly, I’m surprised it isn’t more, given the crises we’ve faced. Then again, falling share prices are good news for hunters seeking cheap shares. But some fallen angels could well be value traps for unwary investors. Here are two stocks I’ll be avoiding in 2020–21.The FTSE 100’s risers and fallersFor the record, of the 100 shares in the FTSE 100 for a year or more, 45 have climbed in 2020, and 55 declined. Remarkably, the average change across all 100 shares is positive: +2.3% over a year. Yet the index itself has dipped by 9% over 12 months. That’s because many top gainers are smaller companies, while the biggest losers include heavyweight giants dragging down the index. That’s why I look for cheap shares among the biggest fallers.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Cheap shares: Value trap #1My first value trap is Informa (LSE: INF), the UK-based publisher, exhibitions group, and provider of business intelligence. Informa has global reach, with over 11,000 staff in more than 30 countries. Its five operating divisions “deliver events and exhibitions, create intelligence-based products and data-driven services, convene communities in person and digitally and provide access to cutting-edge research for customers working in specialist markets, worldwide.” At its current share price of 566.4p, Informa has a market value of £8.4bn. But I don’t think its shares are cheap enough.The Informa share price hit a 52-week high of 875.4p on 27 December last year. During the spring market meltdown, it crashed to 326.7p on 23 March, so it’s bounced back hard since. To deal with the Covid-19 crisis, Informa cancelled its dividend and also raised £1bn in April in an emergency share sale. I think Informa is a great business, but it faces a tough couple of years. That’s because large-scale, in-person conferences and events cannot resume until widespread vaccinations are complete. For now, I’d steer clear of these ‘cheap shares’ as a value trap.Value trap #2: Rolls-RoyceMy second value trap is a venerable British institution: aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings (LSE: RR.). Like Informa, I think Rolls-Royce is an outstanding business and a global leader in its field. However, and as with Informa, Rolls-Royce’s destiny is largely out of its own hands for the next couple of years. With airmiles flown collapsing catastrophically in 2020, Rolls-Royce’s miles-flown operating model has been smashed to smithereens. What’s more, with air travel unlikely to return to 2019 levels before, say, 2023–24, Rolls-Royce faces strong headwinds. What’s more, its shares are not cheap enough.What’s amazing about the Rolls-Royce share price is how steeply and quickly it soared recently. On 30 October the share price closed at 64.9p, but then came news of three effective Covid-19 vaccines. Since this low, the share price has rocketed as high as 137.45p (on 9 November) and stands at 127.55p today. In other words, this stock in a troubled business more than doubled in less than a fortnight. That’s far too much optimism for my blood, so I would not buy these ‘cheap shares’ at anything near the current price. To me, Rolls-Royce shares are a value trap waiting to catch unwary investors!center_img Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Rugby Championship: Minimal changes for Round 2

first_imgSubs: Bismarck du Plessis, Gurthro Steenkamp, Coenie Oosthuizen, Flip van der Merwe, Siya Kolisi, Jano Vermaak, Patrick Lambie, Jan Serfontein. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – AUGUST 22: of the Wallabies during an Australian Wallabies training session at Porirua Park on August 22, 2013 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images) Running wild: Springboks Jean de Villiers and Morne Steyn enjoy their obliteration of the Pumas in Soweto last weekBy Alan DymockAS INEVITABLE as the front of the newspapers showing flaxen-haired teenage girls jumping for joy on school-results day, the big guns have made almost no changes for Round 2 of the Rugby Championship.OK, so New Zealand and Australia have made one change to the starting line-up each, pressed by injuries, but South Africa have retained the same starting side that mauled the Pumas in Soweto, 73-13, for the trip to Mendoza.The newbie: Tom Taylor goes through team runsToulouse scrum-half Jano Vermaak does come onto the bench, replacing Japan-based pass-flinger Fourie du Preez, and Bismarck du Plessis stays on the pine while Adriaan Strauss retains the starting hooker spot. Were du Plessis to come into the fray he will earn his 50th cap.New Zealand, however, have made a change at stand-off due to injuries to Dan Carter, Beauden Barrett and Aaron Cruden. Uncapped Crusader Tom Taylor has been selected to run opposite Matt Toomua in Wellington.Likewise, Australia have only made the one swap, with Scott Fardy of the Brumbies coming in to play in the stead of blindside Hugh McMeniman, who drops out with a season-closing shoulder injury.Understandably, the All Blacks were unwilling to tinker with a winning side, with Hansen showing faith in one uncapped player because the rest of the squad have so much experience.For the Wallabies, though, it is a case of trusting what little experience their new players have garnered, without making wholesale changes. On this head coach Ewen McKenzie said: “You can’t fudge experience and I know this group learned a great deal from last week and will be much better for the experience on Saturday night.“We made a decision to reward players that were in form, and who we believed were capable of executing what we are trying to achieve as a group. That doesn’t change overnight or following one losing result.”Argentina, on the other hand, left it as late as possible to assess injuries before they named their team to play South Africa at home, but they have reversed the trend by making five  changes, most notably with Leicester’s Marcos Ayerza coming in at loose-head and Juan Imhoff dropping out of the starting team. Incoming: Scott Fardy is set for the flankAll Blacks: Israel Dagg; Ben Smith, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea; Tom Taylor, Aaron Smith; Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (c), Steven Luatua; Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick; Owen Franks, Andrew Hore, Tony Woodcock.Subs: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Jeremy Thrush, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Colin Slade, Charles Piutau.Wallabies: Jesse Mogg; Israel Folau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Christian Leali’ifano, James O’Connor; Matt Toomua, Will Genia; Ben Mowen, Michael Hooper, Scott Fardy; James Horwill (c), Rob Simmons; Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore, James Slipper.Subs: Saia Fainga’a, Scott Sio, Sekope Kepu, Kane Douglas, Liam Gill, Nic White, Quade Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani.Los Pumas: Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino; Gonzalo Camacho, Marcelo Bosch, Felipe Contepomi (c), Horacio Agulla; Nicolás Sánchez, Martín Landajo; Marcos Ayerza, Eusebio Guiñazú, Juan Figallo, Julio Farías Cabello, Mariano Galarza, Pablo Matera, Juan Manuel Leguizamón, Leonardo Senatore.Subs: Agustín Creevy, Nahuel Lobo, Tomas Lavaninni, Benjamin Macome, Tomás Cubelli, Santiago Fernández, Juan Imhoff.Springboks: Willie le Roux; Bjorn Basson, JJ Engelbrecht, Jean de Villiers (captain), Bryan Habana; Morne Steyn, Ruan Pienaar; Duane Vermeulen, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw; Juandre Kruger, Eben Etzebeth; Jannie du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss, Tendai Mtawarira. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Six Nations: Scotland 29-0 Italy

first_imgItaly: E Padovani; A Esposito, T Benvenuti, L McLean, G Venditti; C Canna (L Sperandio, 62), E Gori (M Violi, 52); A Lovotti (S Panico, 62), O Gega (L Ghialdini 40), L Cittadini (D Chistolini, 40), M Fuser, G Biagi (F Ruzza, 74), A Steyn, M Mbnda (F Minto, 52), S PArisse (capt). LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scotland ended their 2017 Six Nations with three wins after defeating Italy 29-0 at Murrayfield. It was a victory built on momentum and muscle and one that ends Vern Cotter’s reign as Scotland head coach on a fine note.Banished were the memories of Scotland’s hammering at the hands of England a week previous, with hard carrying in the rain and a sense of adventure when things brightened up. They deserved their bonus point for the manner in which they exploited quick ball and slammed into the gainline, but this was also a weak showing from Italy. The second try they gave up came as the ball was batted towards Matt Scott in a panicky flap, the first, third and fourth the products of riding attackers backwards towards their own line.The visitors were hard done by in not getting a penalty try after 50 minutes, with the Scots persistently giving away penalties in front of their own line, but that was their only real opportunity – with a penalty advantage and John Barclay in the bin they had two great chances to make their numbers count and butchered them both. For too long in this one they were passive, almost content to come off second best in many collisions and it must have been frustrating to the extent of infuriating for Conor O’Shea to see his attack flounder.As for Scotland‘s coaches, there was a hint of tears in Cotter’s post-match interview but there will be no grandstanding from him, no lengthy soliloquys. He came to do a job and after this one, it looks pretty clear he has achieved a great many of his goals….Hard day at the office: Sergio Parisse silences his sideWHAT’S HOTScotland’s Six Nations – Three wins out of five is a great return for the hosts who have – Twickenham horror show aside – played throughout this championship with a swagger and brio that has been missing for some time. With Cotter departing, can they continue this? In truth it doesn’t really matter – the fans have had plenty to cheer over the last few months and they will enjoy revealing in this.Playing in the rain – Yes greasy conditions made for a lot of kicking and one-out runners, but actually in this weather, if a catch was made cleanly or you had quick ball with a runner around the corner, there were yards to be made. So while Italy focussed on exits and a driving maul, Scotland played with tempo. It bore fruit often.Leading well: John Barclay, who received a team yellow card, carrying hardYoung men growing up – Zander Fagerson had his best game of the tournament here, looking like an old veteran. We know how good Hamish Watson can be and his performance was as action-packed as we’ve come to expect. But Scotland will take great pleasure in knowing how far their young tighthead and even scrum-half Ali Price have come in the space of this year’s Six Nations.WHAT’S NOTItalian penalty kicking – Carlo Canna had a day to lament from the tee, missing three kicks in the first half that would have kept Italy in touch with their hosts. For all the skilful young fly-half has the potential to offer when he has the ball in space, at the moment he cannot give Italy what they really need in games like these: points.Schizophrenic set-piece – If either side got a straight throw in at the lineout it made for a more fluid game – indeed when Italy got their maul rumbling it looked dangerous. But Ornel Gega’s throwing was as predictable as a toddler during a BBC News interview and Scotland’s second try stemmed from a stolen lineout. It was no surprise when he was hooked at half time. Man of the day: Finn Russell, the man of the match, scores Scotland’s first Day to forget: Carlo Canna kicked poorly and was subbed off after an hourOver-lenient officiating – Scotland got a team yellow after repeated infringements in the third quarter, constantly chucking a spanner into the Italian lineout. Fair enough, but how in the name of the game did the referee not award a penalty try? It felt for all the world like a bottled call.STATISTICS53% – Vern Cotter’s final win percentage as Scotland head coach, making him the most successfulScottish boss in the professional era.24 – The number of years since Scotland have nilled an opponent in the championship.5 – The number of lineouts lost by Italy.Scotland: S Hogg; T Seymour, H Jones (M Scott, 26, D Weir 74), A Dunbar, T Visser; F Russell, A Price (H Pyrgos 54); G Reid (A Dell, 52), R Ford (F Brown 65), Z Fagerson (S Berghan, 65), G Gilchrist (T Swinson, 57), J Gray, J Barclay (capt), H Watson, R Wilson (C du Preez, 48).Tries: Russell, Scott, Visser, Seymour. Con: Russell 3. Pen: Hogg.Yellow card: Barclay.last_img read more

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Northcote 2 / Pleysier Perkins

first_img Year:  Save this picture!© Brendan Finn+ 23 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/771860/northcote-2-pleysier-perkins Clipboard Northcote 2 / Pleysier PerkinsSave this projectSaveNorthcote 2 / Pleysier Perkins photographs:  Brendan FinnPhotographs:  Brendan Finn CopyAbout this officePleysier PerkinsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationNorthcoteAustraliaPublished on August 16, 2015Cite: “Northcote 2 / Pleysier Perkins” 16 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2013 Kleev Homes “COPY” Australia Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/771860/northcote-2-pleysier-perkins Clipboard Builder: CopyHouses, Renovation•Northcote, Australia 2013 Photographs ArchDaily Northcote 2 / Pleysier Perkins Houses Save this picture!© Brendan FinnRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. This three storey urban residence utilizes the existing shell of its former incarnation as a medical centre. Internally a timber ‘box’ sits within the original volume, containing a wine cellar and bathroom at ground level and mezzanine living space above.Save this picture!© Brendan FinnSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Brendan FinnA large garage workshop and two bedrooms are also located on the lower level, connected to the kitchen meals and adjacent outdoor terrace via a ‘folded’ timber stair. Also on the first floor, the study commands an internal view over the entry space, as well as the street below via a deep bay window seat. A discrete third level accommodates the master domain, which enjoys postcard views of Melbourne landmarks.’Save this picture!© Brendan FinnProject gallerySee allShow less49 Cities by WORKac Opens Kickstarter for its 3rd Edition Deluxe ReprintMiscDETAIL Special: Alpine RetreatsPublications Share Year:  “COPY” Architects: Pleysier Perkins Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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World’s youth condemn Ukranian neo-fascists

first_imgEditor’s note: Fascist elements from the Svoboda organizations have been playing an increasingly active role in a protest movement in Kiev of the country’s wealthiest sectors, who are demanding that Ukraine orient its politics and economy toward the imperialist European Union. The following was posted online Dec. 10 at kpu.ua by the press service of the Central Committee of the Lenin Komsomol of Ukraine (Young Communists).Youth in Quito say ‘No’ to neo-fascists in Ukraine.Photo: Lenin Komsomol of Ukraine websiteThe 18th World Festival of Youth and Students is being held from Dec. 7 – 13 in Quito, Ecuador’s capital, which is attended by delegations from more than 110 countries.Ukrainian youth and students, represented by the Lenin Komsomol of Ukraine (LKSMU), have brought to the youth of the world information about the incident of vandalism in the hero-city of Kiev on Dec. 8, when the fascist-vandals destroyed a monument to Vladimir Lenin.Progressive youth of the world expressed indignation and expressed solidarity with the Ukrainian Communists and Komsomol in the struggle against neo-fascism and capitalism in Ukraine.In this regard, the Komsomol of Ukraine held a large-scale information campaign at the Festival, highlighting the situation in Ukraine. Young people around the world willingly and actively participated in rallies called by the LKSMU to bring the neo-fascist marauders to justice.Representatives of all countries, thousands of delegates, applauded the idea of ​​restoring the monument to Vladimir Lenin in Kiev, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and called on the whole international community to prevent the revival of neo-fascism in Ukraine, and find and punish those responsible for the vandalism.The Ukrainian youth delegation also conducts a daily awareness campaign among delegates on the situation and the position of the Communists in solving the political crisis and social problems in Ukraine.All delegations have a particular interest in Ukraine.World Youth condemns the neo-fascism, vandalism and anti-communism thriving today in Ukraine. It does not carry any good for the Ukrainian people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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More Optimism for Upcoming Talks Between China and the U.S.

first_img SHARE More Optimism for Upcoming Talks Between China and the U.S. Facebook Twitter SHARE By NAFB News Service – Sep 24, 2019 Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, who’s leading China’s efforts in the trade talks with the United States, will be back in Washington next week. An Agri-Pulse report says he’ll be across the table from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Earlier this week on the sidelines of the United Nation’s General Assembly in New York, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, “We’re looking forward to those conversations.”Deputy Ag Secretary Steve Censky said the conversations that took place last week with Chinese officials were “positive and productive.” Several media reports say Chinese buyers purchased between 600,000 and 1.5 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans on Monday for delivery between October and December. The U.S. Soybean Export Council reports that China relaxed import tariffs for the purchases to make sense, given a price spread that favored U.S. soybeans.Mnuchin admitted Monday that it was a White House decision to call off a planned trip a Chinese delegation was going to take to Montana and Nebraska this week. Mnuchin said officials “didn’t want any confusion around the trade issues.”China has recently been buying a lot of meat. The Wall Street Journal says their recent purchases are pushing up the prices of beef, pork, and poultry around the globe. Meat buyers are increasing their activity after African Swine Fever hit the country hard and reduced the size of the world’s largest pig herd by more than a third. Domestic pork prices have jumped in China and meat imports are rising in response and placing a strain on global meat supplies.For example, Brazil poultry shipments to China have jumped 31 percent compared to last year. Retail prices for chicken breasts, thighs, and legs have increased roughly 16 percent. European meat buyers are paying five percent more for pork because more of their domestically produced supplies are heading to China.American shoppers haven’t felt the impact yet, but that may change. Futures prices recently rose after Chinese officials say the country could exempt some U.S. pork and other agricultural goods from punitive tariff increases. Many American meat companies have watched as European and South American competitors have raced each other to supply China’s pork needs. Home Indiana Agriculture News More Optimism for Upcoming Talks Between China and the U.S. Previous articleU.S. Biofuel Industry is Still WaitingNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Farm Forecast for September 25, 2019 NAFB News Service Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Appeal court reduces blogger’s jail sentence but upholds three years of house arrest

first_imgNews Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison News An appeal court today reduced French-Vietnamese blogger Pham Minh Hoang’s jail sentence from three years to 17 months but upheld an additional sentence of three years of house arrest after his release from prison. As Hoang has been detained since August 2010, he is due to be released from jail on 12 January.“We are obviously pleased by the reduction in Hoang’s jail sentence but we deplore the decision to keep him in prison for another seven weeks and, above all, the decision to keep him under house arrest for the next three years,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “This sentence violates the principles enshrined in Vietnam’s constitution.”At today’s hearing, the appeal court judge said he had taken account of Hoang’s “recognition” of “his errors,” his request for clemency and his pledge to sever all ties with Viet Tan, an outlawed pro-democracy party. The judge said he also took account of his parents’ age – they are both in in their 90s – and the desire to “maintain good relations between France and Vietnam.”Hoang was sentence to three years in prison and three years of house arrest last August on a charge of trying to overthrow the government.__________________________________________________Call for transparency and respect for constitution at blogger’s appeal hearing11-28-2011Reporters Without Borders urges the court that will hear the blogger Pham Minh Hoang’s appeal tomorrow to quash his conviction on a charge of trying to overthrow the government. Hoang, who has French and Vietnamese dual citizenship, was sentenced in August to three years in prison and three years of house arrest.“Hoang was just expressing his views on subjects of public interest in Vietnam, a right guaranteed by the country’s constitution,” Reporters Without Borders. “Nonetheless, he has already been held for more than a year. He must be released and his conviction must be overturned. We reiterate our appeal to the French government and international community to put pressure on the Vietnamese authorities to free Hoang.”The press freedom organization added: “The journalists and observers who want to attend tomorrow’s hearing should be able to do so. The authorities must allow this in order to ensure the transparency of the appeal proceedings. We also urge the court to heed the articles of the constitution that absolve Hoang of all of these charges.”Article 43 of the constitution gives citizens the right to participate in public affairs and matter of concern to society, and to discuss local and national issues. Article 69 guarantees free speech and media freedom. Citizens have the right to receive information, to assemble, to form associations and to demonstrate as long as they respect the law. Article 71 protects the physical integrity, privacy, health, honour and dignity of citizens. No one may be arrested without a court order or properly certified warrant except when caught in the act of committing a crime.Hoang, who used the blog name of Phan Kien Quoc, wrote about education, the environment and Vietnam’s sovereignty disputes with China. He participated in a campaign against bauxite mining by Chinese companies in Vietnam’s central highlands and took part in conferences on Vietnam’s claims to the Paracel and Spratly Islands. A university teacher, he also gave extra-curricular training in leadership to his students and is a member of the pro-democracy party Viet Tan.He was sentenced to three years in prison and three years of house arrest by a Hanoi court on 10 August on a charge of trying to topple the government. The court found that he had “undermined national security” and “besmirched the country’s image.” Arrested on 13 August 2010, Hoang spent almost a year in pre-trial detention. Under Vietnamese law, this should be discounted from the jail time he has to serve.Armed security agents tried to intimidate journalists during the trial and to dissuade them from covering the proceedings. His wife, Le Thi Kieu Oanh, was not allowed to attend the trial and it is still not clear whether she will be allowed to attend tomorrow’s appeal hearing. When his mother asked to attend, she was told there were no more seats left in the courtroom.On 26 October, Reporters Without Borders launched a campaign aimed at drawing the attention of potential visitors to Vietnam to the media freedom situation and censorship there. At least three journalists and 17 netizens are currently detained in Vietnam. News RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Vietnam Organisation Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img November 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court reduces blogger’s jail sentence but upholds three years of house arrest RSF_en News VietnamAsia – Pacific to go further April 22, 2021 Find out more Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam VietnamAsia – Pacific April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more