Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Scientific Games rolls out iLottery in Pennsylvania Scientific Games has joined forces with Pennsylvania Lottery to launch a new iLottery online and mobile service in the US state Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Scientific Games has joined forces with Pennsylvania Lottery to launch a new iLottery online and mobile service in the US state. The roll-out forms part of a series of legislative initiatives that also includes keno and virtual sports. The iLottery service represents the first launch that combines Scientific Games’ lottery digital products with those from NYX Gaming Group, which it acquired in January. Pennsylvania’s new iLottery will offer players the chance to win up to $250,000 (€212,300) via games accessible on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Scientific Games will also provide its responsible gaming controls as part of the deal. In addition, to support the new service, Pennsylvania Lottery will run an affiliate program in partnership with more than 9,400 retailers to encourage players to sign up for iLottery. “Pennsylvania iLottery games are a fun, new way to play and win from home or while on the go,” Pennsylvania Lottery executive director Drew Svitko said. “iLottery is a big part of our effort to meet our players where they already are while generating new funds to benefit older Pennsylvanians.” Matt Davey, chief executive of SG Digital, the newly created division of Scientific Games, added: “The combination of Scientific Games and NYX earlier this year created a global digital leader across iLottery, igaming and sports betting that offers a breadth of technology, content and managed services to Pennsylvania Lottery and lotteries worldwide.”Related article: Pennsylvania considers latest fantasy sport applications 7th June 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Lottery Tech & innovation Regions: US Pennsylvania Lottery Tags: Mobile Online Gambling
Email Address Land-based casino The ban was issued by the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority NSW (ILGA). The female member of staff, who worked at the casino for 11 years, admitted to placing bets on her phone during work hours in January and February this year. The operator had been limited to the number of people it could permit to enter its Star Sydney property in NSW at one time, but as of 7 December, capacity at the casino has been increased from 1,800 to approximately 10,000. “A casino special employee is a licensee engaged to supervise and facilitate gaming activities,” ILGA chair Philip Crawford said. “These people help safeguard the integrity of casino operations from criminal influence, serious misconduct or exploitation and a special degree of trust is placed in them.” The ILGA banning order prevents the individuals from working at or entering a casino, while both workers were also sacked by Star. Star Casino staff banned for serious misconduct in NSW Meanwhile, the male dealer was caught on CCTV throwing a bag of white powder over the railing behind him on the City View Balcony area of the casino. Security found the bag in a public area within the casino’s boundaries. The regulator found that a female gaming attendant, who admitted to having gambling issues, placed 28 bets on a gambling app while on shift. An off-duty male games dealer, meanwhile, was caught disposing of illicit drugs in a public area of the casino. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The individual did not disclose where the powder came from, but told the casino that he found it in his pocket and wanted to dispose of it. He attended court earlier this year and was charged with possessing a prohibited drug. Two members of staff at Star Entertainment’s Star Sydney casino in New South Wales have been banned from casinos in the Australian state for five years following serious misconduct. Regions: Australia The banning orders come after Star Entertainment last week announced that it is to increase activities at its properties in NSW and Queensland after the two states eased restrictions related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Topics: Casino & games Land-based casino Tags: Star Entertainment 14th December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In addition, the regulator is working with the NSW Police Casino and Racing Unit in relation to the matters.
Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) 2005 annual report.Company ProfileConoil Plc is a petroleum exploration and production company in Nigeria that extracts, produces and sells crude oil as well as supplies a range of lubricants and household and liquefied petroleum gas for use by the domestic and industrial sectors. The company supplies what is referred to as White products, which is premium motor spirts, aviation turbine kerosene, dual purpose kerosene, low-pour fuel oil and automotive gasoline/grease oil. Products in its lubricant range include transport lubricants, industrial lubricants, greases, process oil and bitumen. Products in its liquefied petroleum gas range include liquefied petroleum gas sold in bulk, gas-packed, cylinders and valves. Established in 1984 and formerly known as Consolidated Oil Nigeria Limited, the company changed its name to Conoil Producing Plc. The company has exploration licenses for 6 highly prospective blocks in the Niger Delta which it acquired and paid for after competitive bidding rounds organised by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Conoil Producing has discovered hydrocarbon offshore southeast of Niger Delta and initial logging interpretations is looking promising. Conoil Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Conoil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Tadvest Limited (TAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Tadvest Limited (TAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tadvest Limited (TAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tadvest Limited (TAD.mu) 2019 annual report.Company ProfileTadvest Limited is a private investment holding company that seeks to invest in attractive, high yielding cash generative assets such as companies both in the pre-Initial Public Offering stage and also the listed ones. The assets that the company is interested in mainly fall within the categories of industrials, consumer goods, commercial and residential property. Tadvest Limited is listed on both the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and the Namibian Stock Exchange.
This reporter is interviewing a few of the many families of victims of police killings in California as they are mobilizing for a statewide protest in Sacramento on Oct. 22, as part of a National Day of Action against Police Brutality. Other interviews will be published in the weeks leading up to Oct. 22.Rosemary Duenez , far right, holds photo of her son, Ernest Duenez Jr, killed by police.WW photo: Dante StrobinoManteca, Calif. — On June 8, 2011, Ernest Duenez, Jr. was shot to death by Manteca police as he was exiting from the backseat of a truck, with a gun trained on him by officer John Moody. The shocking video which shows the killing is posted at tinyurl.com/muru7x4. It has been viewed by nearly 300,000 people.Rosemary Duenez, Ernest’s mother, says that Moody is still working for the Manteca Police Department, doing mostly undercover work.As Duenez explained to this reporter: “My son was considered a parolee at large, because he had tested dirty on a drug test, after he had been clean for almost a year. He was a new father, and was really trying to do his best. He was only two months from being off of parole for good. The cops ran with the drug test as a personal vendetta. The parole officer had put out a warrant for his arrest because of the drug test. Ernest had told me, ‘I promise I will turn myself in after the baby’s first birthday.’”Duenez discussed the family’s civil suit against the Manteca Police Department: “Our attorney, Ben Nisenbaum of John Burris’ law firm, hired a forensic expert to review the DA’s report and police video. They [the DA’s office] say they see a knife, then they say they can’t see it. They claim the camera can’t pick it up because ‘Ernest threw it so quickly.’ Our forensic expert sees no knife. Shell cases, however, are visible. The DA report says Ernest threw the [alleged] knife after the third shot hit his arm.”The civil suit will be heard in the Eastern District Court in Sacramento by Judge Lawrence Karlton on March 25, 2014.Duenez continued, “We have a lot of support from family and friends locally. I’m really grateful. A lot of it has to do with the video — once they see it, and how John Moody treated my son, even after they shot him.“We feel that we’re not just fighting for our son, but for all the families who have lost loved ones. We’re trying to keep other families from going through what we have gone through. Last night, a young girl privately messaged me about her brother who was killed 12 months ago. She felt very much alone. I spent a couple of hours messaging back and forth. I’m limited because I work six days a week and am in a secluded location outside of the Bay area.”When asked about the Oct. 22 statewide demonstration, Duenez stressed, “This will be a great event, even if we don’t get to talk to people in positions of power. It will be a powerful display of the unity of all of us, bringing awareness to the public. They’re setting up meetings with staff of the various legislature representatives. I think this will help in the overall struggle.“They should think about changing the rules related to police shootings, where they’re held accountable just like ordinary citizens are held accountable. They should be drug tested. They hide behind the Policeman’s Bill of Rights. They could be having mental or drug problems, but we can’t find out because they’re protected by the Policeman’s Bill of Rights.”Duenez explained, “Some police who don’t commit these crimes are afraid to stand up and point out what’s going on, because the other ones won’t have their backs. We all are required to be drug tested if we have an accident. If they [the police] shoot someone or beat someone up, they should have to have independent reviews. Even the local media won’t print things the local police tell them not to print.”When asked about the California attorney general’s role, Duenez gave her view: “I’m disappointed in Kamala Harris, who was played up as a civil rights advocate, yet she is completely silent on cases of police murder and police brutality. Helping take down bad cops is not good politics for re-election. She should do more for the people who elected her.”Duenez encouraged supporters to come to Sacramento on Oct. 22 to protest police brutality.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa ImpunityViolence April 28, 2021 Find out more Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS News Khashoggi’s murder came at a time when the Saudi authorities were cracking down on journalists and bloggers. Between 25 and 30 professional and non-professional journalists are currently detained and are being mistreated. Some are held arbitrarily without trial. Others are serving long jail sentences. Saudi Arabia is ranked 169th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. to go further Help by sharing this information A columnist critical of the Saudi regime who was living in self-imposed exile, Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. After initially denying that he had died, the Saudi authorities finally admitted he was murdered by government agents, and fired those allegedly responsible. Although it is widely suspected that the murder was approved at the “highest level,” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman continues to be the power behind the throne. March 9, 2021 Find out more The same SPA communiqué quoted the Saudi prosecutor-general as saying the Saudi authorities received no response from Turkey to their request for evidence. For its part, Saudi Arabia rejected Turkey’s request for the extradition of 18 persons suspected of direct involvement in the murder. News News Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa ImpunityViolence RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance As 11 persons reportedly go on trial in Saudi Arabia for journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, with the prosecution seeking the death penalty for five of them, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its position that only an independent international investigation will be able to shed full light on this murder. RSF_en The opening of the trial yesterday in Riyadh, three months after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, was announced in a terse communiqué by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, which did not name any of the defendants, not even those for whom the death penalty has been requested. No date has been set for the next hearing. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts January 4, 2019 Saudi Arabia : “Only an international enquiry could shed light on Khashoggi murder” (c) AFP News “Seeking the death penalty for Khashoggi’s alleged murderers is a terrible way to try to cover up who was really responsible,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Only an independent international investigation, as RSF has demanded from the outset, will serve to shed light on this case.” Follow the news on Saudi Arabia June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation
RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan May 3, 2021 Find out more News to go further AfghanistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Afghanistan According to relatives and the police, Noori received a call on his mobile phone from someone he clearly knew and then left his apartment with the apparent aim of going to meet that person. His body was later found nearby. He had been stabbed and his throat had been cut. “While the motives are not yet known, it is important that the investigators should not rule out the possibility that this murder was linked to the victim’s work as a journalist,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Although he had resigned as a state TV presenter, he continued to be a politically committed journalist and was an active member of the National Union of Afghan Journalists. We offer our condolences to his family and friends.” News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Information minister Makhdoom Raheen told Reporters Without Borders: “He was one of the best Afghan journalists and a servant of free expression. I immediately made a statement about his tragic death and contacted the interior minister, who promised me a full and thorough investigation. As regards the motives, we are awaiting the results of the police enquiry, but it is not clear that it was politically motivated.” Reporters Without Borders urges the Afghan authorities to deploy all the resources that are necessary to identify, arrest and try those responsible for the murder of former TV presenter Sayed Hamid Noori, who was stabbed to death near his home in Kabul yesterday. News National Union of Afghan Journalists president Abdul Hamid Moubarez said: “I had known him for years. He was a man of letters, a poet and a great defender of free speech. We are not aware that he had any personal enemies, but we must not forget that Afghan journalists sometimes pay dearly for their commitment to press freedom.” Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” RSF_en September 6, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist stabbed to death in Kabul Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says March 11, 2021 Find out more News Noori was a well-known TV anchor who went into politics and became the spokesman of Mohammad Yunus Qanooni, an opponent of President Hamid Karzai. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific
Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Follow the news on Gambia GambiaAfrica Condemning abuses PredatorsFreedom of expression Organisation RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information January 3, 2017 Clampdown feared after three radio stations closed Yahya Jammeh (AFP/Seyllou) NIA officers visited the three stations – Hilltop Radio, Afri Radio and Teranga FM – on 1 January and verbally ordered them to stop broadcasting. They said the order came from their NIA superiors but they gave no reason for the decision and showed no official document. Sources contacted by RSF said none of the three stations had broadcast content liable to upset the authorities in recent days. Hilltop Radio and Afri Radio are entertainment stations with no news programmes. Teranga FM used to broadcast press reviews in the Gambian vernacular until banned from continuing. After Barrow, the opposition candidate, was declared the winner of the presidential election held on 1 December, most Banjul radio stations gave airtime to his jubilant supporters. President Jammeh initially accepted his defeat but later retracted and is now disputing the result. Emil Touray, the head of the Gambia Press Union (GPU), said the closures represented the start of a major crackdown on freedom of expression. But the closures have not as yet had the expected result, inasmuch as several radio stations covered yesterday’s opposition news conference live. “These arbitrary closures are extremely worrying just days ahead of an important date for Gambian democracy, and are part of a broader climate of attacks on democratic freedoms,” RSF editor-in-chief Virginie Dangles said. “We urge the authorities to reopen these stations at once and to stop clamping down on freedom of expression and information.” Teranga FM was previously closed in 2012. Its manager, Alagie Ceesay, was arrested in July 2015 for circulating a photo critical of President Jammeh. His health deteriorated after several months in prison and he was transferred to a hospital, from which he managed to escape. He now lives in hiding. President Jammeh, who is on RSF’s list of press freedom predators, has ruled Gambia since 1994, imposing a climate of fear that permeates all levels of society and forces journalists to censor themselves if they want to continue working. The murder of RSF correspondent Deyda Hydara, who was shot dead at the wheel of his car in Banjul in 2004, has never been solved. Another journalist, Chief Ebrimah Manneh, disappeared while in detention in 2006. The authorities continue to deny that they were holding him. Since Jammeh’s retraction of his initial acceptance of Barrow’s victory, observers fear an increase in repressive measures in the run-up to the date when Barrow is scheduled to be sworn in as the new president. Gambia is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arbitrary closure of three radio stations by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) just two weeks before President-elect Adama Barrow is due to take office if outgoing President Yahyah Jammeh finally decides to surrender power peacefully. News August 6, 2020 Find out more News News January 27, 2020 Find out more GambiaAfrica Condemning abuses PredatorsFreedom of expression Receive email alerts July 23, 2019 Find out more
2,000 copies of the newspaper Al-Umma were confiscated at a checkpoint in the southern city of Aden. The seizure of newspapers is often used by the authorities as a way to obstruct the flow of information about the protests and the ensuing government repression. News RSF_en June 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 2000 copies of the newspaper Al-Umma confiscated Organisation Help by sharing this information