Tabcorp raises $371m from institutional share sale

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Regions: Oceania Australia Australian lotteries and gaming giant Tabcorp has completed the sale of new shares to institutional investors through which it raised AU$371m, and now aims to raise a further $229m from retail investors.Announced last week, the operator aims to raise $600m in total through the accelerated entitlement offer, with the proceeds to be used to pay down existing debts, with the ultimate goal of reducing its gross debt to EBITDA ratio and improve its credit rating.The first tranche of fundraising saw institutional investors purchase 114m new shares, priced at $3.25 apiece. Approximately 97% of eligible shareholders took up the entitlement opportunity, with the remaining shares sold through a shortfall bookbuild, priced at $3.70 per share.Retail investors will now have the opportunity to subscribe for one new share for every 11 existing ordinary shares in the business, also priced at $3.25 each. This will run from 28 August to 10 September.Tabcorp chief executive David Attenborough said last week that the business would look to reduce the gross debt to EBITDA ratio from 3.0 to 3.5x, to 2.5 to 3.0x. Its dividend payout ratio will be cut to between 70% and 80% of the operator’s net profit after tax.“This is expected to strengthen Tabcorp’s balance sheet, provide greater financial flexibility in uncertain times, and provide additional credit metric headroom for covenant and rating purposes,” Attenborough said at the time.Tabcorp expects total proceeds from the retail offering to reach $229m. The combined proceeds of the institutional and retail offers would reduce Tabcorp’s debt to EBITDA ratio from 3.8x to 3.2x, and leave the business with $1.50bn in undrawn bank facilities, the operator noted.Last week the business reported a 4.8% year-on-year decline in revenue for its financial year ended 30 June, 2020, after a marginal rise in lottery revenue failed offset declines from its wagering and media, and gaming services divisions. The business swung to a loss for the year following a $1.09bn write-down in the value of these two divisions, resulting in an $870m net loss. Topics: Finance Lottery Sports bettingcenter_img 24th August 2020 | By contenteditor Finance Tabcorp raises $371m from institutional share sale Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shopslast_img read more

Gambling Commission introduces permanent “lived experience” panel

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter It takes over from the interim “Experts by Experience” group, a similar body founded in June 2020, also made up of those affected by gambling-related harm. The group provided advice, evidence and recommendations to the Commission, including recommendations related to the controls the Commission introduced for online slot games this week. “The establishment of this group is a great step forward for us in our work in making gambling safer and building our understanding of harm and its impacts,” Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur said. “As already proven by the input of the interim group, the views and perspectives of lived experience in our decision making is invaluable and is already having a positive impact in our work in addressing gambling related harm. Email Address Other progress included medical journal The Lancet launching its first commission on gambling-related harm, which it called an “urgent, neglected, understudied and worsening public health predicament”. “The creation of this group creates a real opportunity for the voice of those with lived experience to support and influence the work of the Gambling Commission.  Gambling Commission introduces permanent “lived experience” panel Great Britain’s regulator, the Gambling Commission, has created a permanent Lived Experience Advisory Panel, made up of people “with a wide-range of lived experience of gambling harms, including people affected by someone else’s gambling”. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “We are pleased that the Gambling Commission has recognised the importance of listening to people who have been harmed by gambling and welcome their real commitment to ensuring that this can happen,” a panel spokesperson said. “By collaborating with those with lived experience, friends, families and communities we can make faster progress to reduce gambling harms.” “Lived experience feedback in our policy work has already led to progress through input to consultations on game design and customer interaction and affordability and strengthened online advertising rules.” 3rd February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Despite the launch of the Experts by Experience group in June 2020, a report in September of that year commissioned by GambleAware said that there was little evidence that those with experience of gambling-related harm are involved in discussion of the subject. Following the report’s release, GambleAware called for a fully-funded and independent lived experience body. The advisory panel will meet for the first time this week. Among the topics that it will inform on will be the review of the 2005 Gambling Act, which launched in December 2020. “We are a diverse group of people and bring a wide range skills and personal experience of gambling harm. We take this role seriously and look forward to working together as a group to make progress in tackling gambling harm.” Among the updates made so far in 2021 were the publication of a GambleAware-commissioned study into player-set deposit limits, which found that players are more inclined to set lower limits if they are given a free choice of amounts rather than a drop-down list of suggestions. Topics: Legal & compliance Social responsibility Regulation Problem gambling Responsible gambling In addition, the Commission also published the latest update on the delivery of its strategy to reduce gambling harms. The update is now available through an interactive “actions map” allowing stakeholders to more easily view updates within specific areas. Tags: Gambling Commission Experts by Experience Lived Experience Panel Regions: UK & Ireland Problem gambling Gambling Commission chair William Moyes said: “I welcome today’s announcement of the permanent Lived Experience Advisory Panel, which is a positive step towards better understanding harms caused by gambling.last_img read more

First Mutual Properties Limited HY2011 Presentation

first_imgFirst Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2011 presentation results for the half year.For more information about First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw)  2011 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Mutual Properties, formerly known as Pearl Properties Limited, is a subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings. It is a real estate company with vested interests in the development and management of commercial properties in the major towns of Zimbabwe. First Mutual Properties has a significant property portfolio, comprising some 117 250 square metres of lettable space made up of office parks, retail shops, commercial and industrial property. It owns and manages 41 buildings in the major economic hubs of Zimbabwe, including high-rise commercial buildings, industrial and warehouse properties and retail outlets. First Mutual Properties also has a residential trading stock of two- and three-bedroomed garden flats in Avondale, Harare. First Mutual Properties is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) HY2017 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw)  2017 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Valentin Courrent scores try then suffers freak injury from teammate’s boot

first_imgTuesday Nov 6, 2012 Valentin Courrent scores try then suffers freak injury from teammate’s boot Grenoble celebrated a 34-21 home win over Biarritz and a move up to the top six of the Top 14, but the win came at a price as they lost a few players to injury, and none more dramatically than scrumhalf Valentin Courrent, who was sliced open by his teammate. Biarritz suffered their sixth loss in a row despite scoring twice, through Zee Ngwenya and Marcelo Bosch, as  Grenoble maintained their unbeaten record at Stade Lesdiguieres this season.Young flyhalf Jonathan Pelissie took full advantage of the opposition’s ill-discipline as his boot kept Grenoble in the lead throughout, aided by their only try of the game, scored by scrumhalf Courrent. His try came from a well contructed lineout move early in the first half, but ended in disaster as he popped up over the tryline only to be met with the boot of Australian teammate Anthony Hegarty.“It was a tough game. Half back had to get 26 stitches to his top lip don’t think he was to happy with me,” Hegarty told Brumbies assistant coach Laurie Fisher on Twitter.The studs of his boot came into contact with Courrent’s face and sliced him from the lip up. The former Biarritz halfback had to leave the field and was taken to hospital to be stiched up, and will no doubt have a bad scar, but an interesting story to tell in years to come.If you’re curious, you can see a closeup of the damage by clicking on the image above. You can also view how it looked in the change room afterwards, courtesy of a Hegarty tweet here. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Horizontal House / Juan Tohme

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867830/horizontal-house-juan-tohme Clipboard Projects Architects: Juan Tohme Area Area of this architecture project Horizontal House / Juan TohmeSave this projectSaveHorizontal House / Juan Tohme Copy•Quito, Ecuador ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867830/horizontal-house-juan-tohme Clipboard Save this picture!© JAG Studio+ 28 Share Houses Horizontal House / Juan Tohmecenter_img “COPY” ArchDaily Area:  255 m² Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Graiman, Kare Design, Kubiec, VerticalDiseño Interior:Farah DesignIngenierías:Juan BonillaConstructor:Constructora JBAPropietarios:Familia Villacís-Cuestaárea Terreno:448m2área Total:363m2City:QuitoCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© JAG Studio “La casa como tema arquitectónico, recorre las iniciativas de los arquitectos contemporáneos por pensar, concebir, proyectar y construir una obra de arquitectura que ha ido sedimentándose como problema a lo largo de la modernidad mediante investigaciones de variados enfoques. Save this picture!© JAG StudioDan testimonio de tales búsquedas los trabajos de Mies, Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto y Álvaro Siza, entre otros, quienes sentaron las bases de los modos de habitar modernos desde una mirada múltiple y abierta a las invenciones e innovaciones técnicas tanto como estéticas.  Save this picture!CorteEllos han definido tradiciones proyectuales las que, actualizándolas permanentemente, los arquitectos de las jóvenes generaciones refieren como un contexto de señalamientos productivos para sustentarse con su ejemplaridad pero también para trascenderlos. Tal es el caso de la obra de Juan Tohme, la que presenta unas cualidades equilibradas y armónicas entre su propuesta disciplinar y las potencialidades habitativas que la misma propone.Save this picture!© JAG StudioEl acto constructivo que ha devenido en “hogar” sabiamente ha sabido conjugar materialidades posibles, fragmentos de memorias en una sensibilidad en la que las temporalidades se interceptan para dar a luz las condiciones necesarias que fundamentan la noción habitativa: la vida misma.Save this picture!© JAG StudioEsta casa nos invita a ser habitada ya que seguramente ella nos ha de habitar, enriqueciendo nuestros sueños, recuerdos y el deleite de la recreación visual de un paisaje cultural que la distingue”.                                  Arq. Jorge MeleProfesor Titular de la Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (FADU/UBA). Save this picture!PlantaDescripción del arquitecto: Ubicada en Zámbiza, parroquia rural situada al nor-este de la ciudad de Quito, la obra es implantada sobre un terreno rectangular en pendiente de 11m de ancho por 42m de largo, el cual, gracias al carácter tectónico de la casa, tensiona la relación con el paisaje y el lugar.Save this picture!© JAG StudioComo primera operación proyectual, se establece el plano horizontal plano como elemento predominante sobre el plano inclinado natural (requerimiento del cliente), el cual generará una intención de volar hacia el horizonte, como si de un muelle se tratase.  Save this picture!© JAG StudioEstas intenciones se remiten a sistemas conceptuales en este caso, una búsqueda de contraste y equilibrio espacial que se manifiesta entre lo funcional y artístico, entre el orden y la expresión, entre lo pesado y lo ligero, lo opaco y transparente, produciendo así, convergencias entre lo horizontal y lo vertical.Save this picture!PlantaEl plano horizontal como epistemología y el equilibrio como metodología permiten dar un nuevo enfoque al problema del espacio arquitectónico y del habitar contemporáneo. En relación con esta idea, la fenomenología a través de la percepción de los objetos y del lugar, nos da las cualidades de la materia, del espacio que se genera de la interpretación entre estos y el habitante.  Save this picture!© JAG StudioRelacionando la forma, función y espacio, la arquitectura eleva la experiencia de la vida cotidiana a través de los múltiples fenómenos que emergen de los entornos, programas y edificios concretos. Por un lado, existe una idea que impulsa la arquitectura; por otro, la estructura, el material, el espacio, el color, la luz y las sombras intervienen en su gestación. Save this picture!© JAG StudioUn programa arquitectónico explotado al máximo y distribuido en relación a la composición de la casa sobre un suelo natural modelado permitiendo así, integraciones y creaciones de nuevas visuales.  Esta composición se basa en tres operaciones: la primera, la generación de un volado de 6 metros hacia el horizonte a través de  tres vigas ménsulas metálicas longitudinales, conformando así en el fondo, un espacio caja (subsuelo) donde estarán las máquinas y bodegas; la segunda operación, tres planos horizontales planos (suelos y cubierta) y entre estos, una estructura ligera modulada que permita ordenar y distribuir los espacios adecuadamente, ya sean en la primera planta donde se ubicará lo social y en la segunda planta lo privado; como tercera operación la perforación vertical de estos planos horizontales conformando a través del vacío espacios de luz y de paisaje y de manera concreta a través de la disposición central de las escaleras.Entre otras percepciones, se destaca la conjugación de materiales posibles como el metal, hormigón, ladrillo, vidrio y la relación con un equipamiento previamente establecido (puerta y muebles), presenciando así, una sensibilidad entre lo construido y la escala humana: una emoción arquitectónica. Un plano horizontal que flota, que se levanta del suelo para que se una al horizonte, al paisaje a través de una plataforma principal.  Otro plano horizontal a la altura del paisaje que pareciera la cubierta de un barco.  Un plano horizontal para buscar aquí la “lejanía y la calma”. Una arquitectura puesta siempre al servicio del hombre que vive, que sueña y que piensa. Una casa para vivir, para soñar, para pensar, para recorrer, para habitar, para tocar el cielo estando en la tierra.Cabe destacar el lenguaje arquitectónico y cultural que se quiere expresar: la articulación de materiales entre sí como acto constructivo, espacios flexibles ordenados y expresivos entre el interior y el exterior como acto proyectual y una “horizontalidad verticalizada” a través de la perforación y búsqueda de luz y conformación de patios y huertos tensados por el recorrido como acto conceptual, dejando de lado lo retórico, reflejando así la posibilidad de actualización de pensamientos modernos basados en la propia disciplina arquitectónica.Project gallerySee allShow lessVito Acconci Dies at Age 77Architecture NewsWilliam J. Bates Elected 2019 AIA PresidentArchitecture News Share “COPY” Ecuador CopyAbout this officeJuan TohmeOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQuitoEcuadorPublished on April 28, 2017Cite: “Horizontal House / Juan Tohme” [Casa Horizontal / Juan Tohme] 28 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Ivan-Khaneh / HAMAAN Studio

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883362/ivan-khaneh-piramun-architectural-office Clipboard Save this picture!© Hossein Farahani+ 18 Share Projects Ivan-Khaneh / HAMAAN Studio Ivan-Khaneh / HAMAAN StudioSave this projectSaveIvan-Khaneh / HAMAAN Studio 2017 CopyAbout this officeHAMAAN StudioOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesShahin ShahrIranPublished on November 10, 2017Cite: “Ivan-Khaneh / HAMAAN Studio” 09 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?伊朗版四合院 Ivan-Khaneh / Piramun Architectural Office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 Area:  410 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883362/ivan-khaneh-piramun-architectural-office Clipboard “COPY”center_img “COPY” CopyHouses•Shahin Shahr, Iran Iran Architects: HAMAAN Studio Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Hossein Farahani Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Arg, AbbasabadArchitect In Charge:Behrouz ShahbaziDesign Associate:Ahmad Musavian, Masih MoshkforoushConstruction:Mehdi AmuyiPresentation:Erfan Shafiee, Mehdi TavakoliStructural Engineer:Eng suraniCity:Shahin ShahrCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hossein FarahaniRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®Renders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The Ivan-Khaneh is the example of where the former single-story townhouse prototype meets the recently popular multi-story building characteristics without losing spatial qualities, such as the opportunity of outdoor living. The urban fabric, in which this project is located, initially consists of single-story housing blocks with 60% of floor area positioning in the middle of the building plot in a way that leaves a 10% open area on the north and a 30% open area on the south. New mid-raised developments still follow the same prototype of land use. Located in Shahin-shahr, a suburban area in Isfahan, Iran, Ivan-Khaneh provides a total of 410 m2 living spaces for two families in the form of a three-story building located on a 273 m2 plot. Save this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Hossein FarahaniSave this picture!SectionBorrowing the theory of prospect-refuge, Ivan-Khaneh is a juxtaposition of open, semi-open, and closed spaces that provide the capacity of observe (prospect) without being seen (refuge). The application of this theory first emerges in the form of a big veranda on the northern side of the house facing outside where a vast green space exists.Save this picture!© Hossein FarahaniWhile providing a pleasant view for the occupants, a curtain controls and limits the outsiders view on the other side. In addition to that, a series of open and semi-open spaces including the entrance garden, rooftop terrace, and sleeping deck (Mahtabi) make unique spatial relationships that correspond to daily needs and activities of the occupants such as cooking, kids’ playing, reading, enjoying the view, sleeping, etc.Save this picture!© Hossein FarahaniProject gallerySee allShow lessJiyan Healing Garden / ZRS Architekten IngenieureSelected ProjectsStacked Student Housing / Thirdspace Architecture StudioSelected Projects Share Year:  Photographs Houseslast_img read more

Gala pledges €250,000 for Irish Foundation

first_img Howard Lake | 8 July 2008 | News The Jack and Jill Foundation in Ireland has formed a partnership with Gala Stores which will see the company raise €250,000 over the next year.The Foundation provides early intervention home respite to families with children up to the age of 4, with severe neuro developmental delay and palliative conditions requiring extensive medical and nursing care at home.Gala will undertake a number of fundraising initiatives for the Foundation, including selling Jack and Jill pins in-store and collecting old mobile phones which can be recycled to raise money.Jack and Jill need to raise €3 million a year to fund their work.www.jackandjillfoundation.ie Gala pledges €250,000 for Irish Foundation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Ireland 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

Philadelphia / Protest outside Bezos-owned Whole Foods

first_imgDemonstrators supporting union rights for workers at the Bessemer, Ala., Amazon warehouse picketed outside the South St. Whole Foods market in Philadelphia March 5. They greeted workers and shoppers with flyers, banners and chants including “Union busting is disgusting” — indicating Amazon and Whole Foods are not welcome in our city, a union town. Protest in support of #BAmazon union drive outside Philadelphia Whole Foods Mar. 5.The protesters brought a 10-foot puppet of Amazon owner Jeff Bezos, courtesy of Spiral Q puppet theater. Speakers commented that Bezos, a centibillionaire, is spending millions of dollars to counter the union drive of workers who are simply seeking humane working conditions and benefits.For over an hour, speakers described Bezos’ efforts to prevent workers from unionizing, including employing the multibillion legal firm Morgan Lewis, headquartered in Center City, Philadelphia.Many customers waiting to get into Whole Foods welcomed the flyers. A few commented that they would shop elsewhere, except that COVID had limited their access to other options. One woman ran up to ask for multiple flyers. Her sister, employed at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey, was dealing with company harassment because of her disabilities. Article by Betsey Piette, Photo by Joe PietteFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Gendarmes harass family of cartoonist living in France

first_img Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists News News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders today said it was stunned by the almost “surreal” way the Moroccan gendarmerie has been harassing the family of cartoonist Khalid Gueddar, who currently lives in France. Gendarmes visited his family in Ain Aouda (40 km outside Rabat) five times on 2 November requesting information about his activities.“These attempts to pressure Gueddar’s family are becoming grotesque,” the press freedom organisation said. “This could be a source of amusement except that the invasion of their lives is a form of harassment and intimidation that we firmly condemn.”Gueddar draws cartoons for such media as the Madrid-based El Mundo newspaper and the satirical website Bakchich.info, but the gendarmerie’s attempts at intimidation were apparently prompted by a cartoon in the 19 October issue of the weekly Courrier International that accompanied an article by journalist Ali Lmrabet questioning the political will of the Moroccan authorities to stamp out drug trafficking.As well as the repeated visits, the gendarmes also asked Gueddar’s brother to give them the official family record book without offering any valid explanation for their request.Gueddar is well known in Morocco for his satirical cartoons. He used to be the cartoonist of the Moroccan weekly Demain Magazine until it was banned and its editor, Lmrabet, was sentenced to three years in prison in June 2003. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Follow the news on Morocco / Western Saharacenter_img Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation June 8, 2021 Find out more November 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gendarmes harass family of cartoonist living in France News News Help by sharing this information RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more