Codere investors back deal to hand control to creditors

first_img Codere shareholders have approved a restructuring deal in which its creditors will take control of its operating business. This comprises a €100m bridge loan – of which €30m has already been contributed – and €125m in super senior bonds. A group representing two thirds of super senior bondholders and half of senior guaranteed bondholders already backed the deal. 11th May 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Codere investors back deal to hand control to creditors AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance In addition, Codere will raise a further €225m to keep itself afloat until its venues may reopen following novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdowns across key markets. “With this process Codere considers, based on current estimates, that it can ensure the viability of the company, thanks to the trust of its bondholders in the perspectives of the group, its management team and the more than ten thousand employees that make up the organisation,” Codere said. Tags: Codere Regions: LATAM Southern Europe Italy Spaincenter_img Through this process, €367m of Codere’s debt will be capitalised into equity. Under the deal, which has also been ratified by the operator’s board, all of Codere’s current business will be brought under a new holding company. The restructuring was agreed with the majority of bondholders last month. Codere started negotiations with lenders last month, at the same time as it reported a 57.2% drop in annual revenue. Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Land-based casino Online casino This new entity will be 95% owned by its current bondholders. Current Codere shareholders will hold the remaining 5%, but will also receive warrants that may grant them up to 15% of the business if its valuation exceeds €220m in the next 10 years. Email Address The deal still requires final sign-off from at least 75% of bondholders before the restructuring can be implemented. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Its date issues date back further, however, as currency fluctuations in its Latin American markets, particularly Argentina, contributed to the need for a refinancing deal that was agreed last year.last_img read more

Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) Q42011 Interim Report

first_imgSam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh)  2011 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileSam Wood Limited is a publishing company in Ghana responsible for printing educational textbooks, story books and non-book materials primarily for the pre-school and primary school sectors. Publishing categories include agency books, agricultural science, basic design and technology, citizenship education, handwriting, information and communication technology, integrated science, social studies, mathematics and religious and moral education. Products published by Sam Wood Limited are available to purchase online. The company also has the exclusive distribution rights for West Africa sub-regions for titles by foreign publishers listed on the Company’s Agency lists. Sam Wood Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Zimbabwe Holdings Limited manufactures, distributes and sells tobacco products for local consumption through a network of independent retailers and distributors. Zimbabwe is the 6th largest tobacco grower in the world and the largest in Africa. Three types of tobacco are grown in the country; Virginia flue-cured, burley and oriental tobacco. Over 95% of Zimbabwe’s tobacco is flue-cured; and more than half of its production is exported to China. The company has recently adopted a mutually-beneficial contract system which is reaping rich rewards; the entire crop is bought from the farmer at the end of the season in return for a supply of seed and fertilizer, and expert training by an agronomist on agricultural techniques. Its head office is in Harare, Zimbabwe. British American Tobacco is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Anglican Church in Peru calls for aid

first_img Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Anglican Church in Peru calls for aid Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Posted Apr 4, 2017 Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Latin America Rector Bath, NC [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Peru has established the “Help us to help Others” commission to mobilize financial support for the most vulnerable and neglected communities amid ongoing floods and mudslides. During the first months of 2017 the “Niño” phenomenon has brought heavy rains to the Andean regions of Peru.  More than 100 people have been killed and an estimated 118,000 have been seriously affected. Over 28,000 homes are either severely affected or uninhabitable and much of the country’s infrastructure is damaged.Full article. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

Breaking Traffic News: Traffic blocked and diverted on 441/Main Street and…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAutomobile accident Previous articleSewer and Water Line Insurance – Should You Buy it?Next articleApopka Competitive Robotics Team Hosts Meet & Greet Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Breaking Traffic NewsA collision between a pickup truck and car-transporter carrying several automobiles has blocked traffic on 441/Main Street at Central Avenue in Apopka.Traffic is currently blocked and being diverted by The Apopka Police Department.According to the APD, one person has been transported to Florida Hospital – Apopka, The extent of the injuries is unknown. No other details are available at this time.The Apopka Voice will update this story as details become available.Update at 8:00 PMTraffic flow has returned to normal. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

African-American GIs of WWII: Fighting for democracy abroad and at home

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Black History MonthBy Maria Höhn, Professor, and Chair of History, Vassar CollegeEditor’s Note: This article first published on theconversation.com Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Thanks for sharing! I am happy that my father-in-law, Uncle Lawyer, Uncle York and Uncle Van shared World War II stories with our family. They were “True Heroes” to fight for freedom for others when they were denied the same freedoms in America, because of their skin color. Reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Until the 21st century, the contributions of African-American soldiers in World War II barely registered in America’s collective memory of that war.The “tan soldiers,” as the black press affectionately called them, were also for the most part left out of the triumphant narrative of America’s “Greatest Generation.” In order to tell their story of helping defeat Nazi Germany in my 2010 book, “Breath of Freedom,” I had to conduct research in more than 40 different archives in the U.S. and Germany.When a German TV production company, together with Smithsonian TV, turned that book into a documentary, the filmmakers searched U.S. media and military archives for two years for footage of black GIs in the final push into Germany and during the occupation of post-war Germany.They watched hundreds of hours of film and discovered less than 10 minutes of footage. This despite the fact that among the 16 million U.S. soldiers who fought in World War II, there were about one million African-American soldiers.They fought in the Pacific, and they were part of the victorious army that liberated Europe from Nazi rule. Black soldiers were also part of the U.S. Army of occupation in Germany after the war. Still serving in strictly segregated units, they were sent to democratize the Germans and expunge all forms of racism.A soldier paints over a swastika. NARAIt was that experience that convinced many of these veterans to continue their struggle for equality when they returned home to the U.S. They were to become the foot soldiers of the civil rights movement – a movement that changed the face of our nation and inspired millions of repressed people across the globe.As a scholar of German history and of the more than 70-year U.S. military presence in Germany, I have marveled at the men and women of that generation. They were willing to fight for democracy abroad, while being denied democratic rights at home in the U.S. Because of their belief in America’s “democratic promise” and their sacrifices on behalf of those ideals, I was born into a free and democratic West Germany, just 10 years after that horrific war.Fighting racism at home and abroadBy deploying troops abroad as warriors for and emissaries of American democracy, the military literally exported the African-American freedom struggle.Beginning in 1933, when Adolf Hitler came to power, African-American activists and the black press used white America’s condemnation of Nazi racism to expose and indict the abuses of Jim Crow at home. America’s entry into the war and the struggle against Nazi Germany allowed civil rights activists to significantly step up their rhetoric.Langston Hughes’ 1943 poem, “From Beaumont to Detroit,” addressed to America, eloquently expressed that sentiment:“You jim crowed me / Before hitler rose to power- / And you are still jim crowing me- / Right now this very hour.”Believing that fighting for American democracy abroad would finally grant African-Americans full citizenship at home, civil rights activists put pressure on the U.S. government to allow African-American soldiers to “fight like men,” side by side with white troops.The military brass, disproportionately dominated by white Southern officers, refused. They argued that such a step would undermine military efficiency and negatively impact the morale of white soldiers. In an integrated military, black officers or NCOs might also end up commanding white troops. Such a challenge to the Jim Crow racial order based on white supremacy was seen as unacceptable.The manpower of black soldiers was needed in order to win the war, but the military brass got its way; America’s Jim Crow order was to be upheld. African-Americans were allowed to train as pilots in the segregated Tuskeegee Airmen. The 92nd Buffalo Soldiers and 93rd Blue Helmets all-black divisions were activated and sent abroad under the command of white officers.Despite these concessions, 90 percent of black troops were forced to serve in labor and supply units, rather than the more prestigious combat units. Except for a few short weeks during the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944 when commanders were desperate for manpower, all U.S. soldiers served in strictly segregated units. Even the blood banks were segregated.‘A Breath of Freedom’After the defeat of the Nazi regime, an Army manual instructed U.S. occupation soldiers that America was the “living denial of Hitler’s absurd theories of a superior race,” and that it was up to them to teach the Germans “that the whole concept of superiority and intolerance of others is evil.” There was an obvious, deep gulf between this soaring rhetoric of democracy and racial harmony and the stark reality of the Jim Crow army of occupation. It was also not lost on the black soldiers.Women’s Army Corps in Nuremberg, Germany, 1949. Library of CongressPost-Nazi Germany was hardly a country free of racism. But for the black soldiers, it was their first experience of a society without a formal Jim Crow color line. Their uniform identified them as victorious warriors and as Americans, rather than “Negroes.”Serving in labor and supply units, they had access to all the goods and provisions starving Germans living in the ruins of their country yearned for. African-American cultural expressions such as jazz, defamed and banned by the Nazis, were another reason so many Germans were drawn to their black liberators. White America was stunned to see how much black GIs enjoyed their time abroad, and how much they dreaded their return home to the U.S.By 1947, when the Cold War was heating up, the reality of the segregated Jim Crow Army in Germany was becoming a major embarrassment for the U.S. government. The Soviet Union and East German communist propaganda relentlessly attacked the U.S. and challenged its claim to be the leader of the “free world.” Again and again, they would point to the segregated military in West Germany, and to Jim Crow segregation in the U.S. to make their case.Coming ‘home’Newly returned veterans, civil rights advocates, and the black press took advantage of that Cold War constellation. They evoked America’s mission of democracy in Germany to push for change at home. Responding to that pressure, the first institution of the U.S. to integrate was the U.S. military, made possible by Truman’s 1948 Executive Order 9981. That monumental step, in turn, paved the way for the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education.Hosea Williams, World War II Army veteran and civil rights activist, rallies demonstrators in Selma, Ala. 1965. AP PhotoThe veterans who had been abroad electrified and energized the larger struggle to make America live up to its promise of democracy and justice. They joined the NAACP in record numbers and founded new chapters of that organization in the South, despite a wave of violence against returning veterans. The veterans of World War II and the Korean War became the foot soldiers of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Medgar Evers, Amzie Moore, Hosea Williams and Aaron Henry are some of the better-known names, but countless others helped advance the struggle.About one-third of the leaders in the civil rights movement were veterans of World War II.They fought for a better America in the streets of the South, at their workplaces in the North, as leaders in the NAACP, as plaintiffs before the Supreme Court and also within the U.S. military to make it a more inclusive institution. They were also the men of the hour at the 1963 March on Washington, when their military training and expertise was crucial to ensure that the day would not be marred by agitators opposed to civil rights.“We structured the March on Washington like an army formation,” recalled veteran Joe Hairston.For these veterans, the 2009 and 2013 inaugurations of President Barack Obama were triumphant moments in their long struggle for a better America and a more just world. Many never thought they would live to see the day that an African-American would lead their country.To learn more about the contributions of African-American GIs, visit “The Civil Rights Struggle, African-American GIs, and Germany” digital archive. 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here February 24, 2018 at 11:35 am Fannie TAGSBlack History Monththeconversation.com Previous articleThe Apopka Voice Townhall set for Seats #1 and #2Next articleUrgent care or the family doctor? 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Middle Park House / KPDO

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/254814/middle-park-house-kpdo-cja Clipboard Photographs:  Derek SwalwellText description provided by the architects. This home has had a series of renovations over the past century; the original Edwardian home was converted into apartments in the 1930s and then a substantial family home in the 1980’s. Our brief was to restore the Art Deco facade, retain the existing footprint and add a third level.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe house is located directly opposite the beach in Middle Park and is constantly filled with beautiful light. Morning sun strikes the garden aspect, and at the end of the day the sun sets across the bay.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellWe were fortunate and had the opportunity to live in the house for a year during the design process. This experience inspired us to design a series of calm spaces which would be articulated with light.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe planning has been carefully considered to create a series of distinct rooms, rather than an open plan. Joinery is placed to create spaces, but still allow views to flow from room to room and then to the horizon.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellMaterials have been selected to provide understated tones within a neutral palette. The neutral colour palette supports the play of light at different times of day. The overall feeling is extremely soft and one feels visually and emotionally connected at all times to the expansive sea, sky and garden views. At the same time the house has a feeling of intimacy & warmth, perfect for family living.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellOur client’s original intention was to demolish the existing house and build a completely new structure. After living in the house for a year, we thought the existing building worked well with the views and light and had a distinct ‘personality’. In short, it would be a shame to demolish a house which had stood for 100 years.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellIn all our projects our view is very much to protect as much of the built environment as possible. Trades that existed 100 years ago, don’t exist anymore, or are considered too expensive. We therefore chose to restore the existing building and protect the craftsmanship of the Art Deco period.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellWe believe sustainability is about preserving as much as we can without needlessly wasting existing material. So, the most substantial decision regarding sustainability was to work with the existing fabric of the house.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellOnce this decision was made, materials and servicing were all designed around principles of sustainability, including a smart managed hydronic heating system, double glazed windows, and positively shaded windows with curtains and screens.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellWe selected natural materials such as stone, and stained (not painted) timber, windows are either steel or timber, and not aluminium. Additional ESD attributes include solar hot water booted system, solar pool heating and rainwater harvesting for drip feed garden irrigation systems.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessDETAIL Green, May 2012ArticlesPrimary and Secondary School Proposal / RaichdelRioArticles Share Houses Year:  Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 36 Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeKerry Phelan Design Office & Chamberlain Javens ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneHousesAustraliaPublished on July 18, 2012Cite: “Middle Park House / KPDO” 18 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Middle Park House / KPDOSave this projectSaveMiddle Park House / KPDO Architects: Kerry Phelan Design Office & Chamberlain Javens Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australiacenter_img “COPY” Middle Park House / KPDO ArchDaily “COPY” Australia Projects 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/254814/middle-park-house-kpdo-cja Clipboardlast_img read more

Kage publishes annual fundraising salary survey

first_imgKage publishes annual fundraising salary survey Fundraising recruitment specialists the Kage Partnership have have published their fifth annual salary survey.The survey confirmed that average salaries for fundraisers have increased over the past year in most job categories reflecting annual pay reviews as would be expected in most organisations. However, the wide range of salaries advertised reflects the disparity in pay between organisations in the sector and vacancies at the lower end of the range: these will often remain unfilled or the employer may have to settle for less experienced applicants.In addition, the survey revealed that fundraisers can also drop below average salary levels when a promotion is given and additional responsibilities are taken on without an appropriate increase in pay. Advertisement  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 February 2004 | News 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Kage conclude that charities that pay below average for the voluntary sector can expect a higher rate of staff turnover and unfilled vacancies.The report is based on advertised salaries for fundraising vacancies from over 130 London charities. It found that Heads of Fundraising can earn between £32,000 – £50,000, with the average being £38,500. At Manager levels, on average Communications Managers earned slightly more than Community Fundraising Managers and Direct Marketing Managers, although some Corporate Fundraising Manager positions were advertised at the even higher level of £40,000. Copies of the 2004 fundraising salary survey are available upon request from the Kage Partnership. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / people Research / statisticslast_img read more

Three TV journalists sidelined for criticizing prime minister

first_img August 23, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further August 12, 2020 Find out more Organisation November 8, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three TV journalists sidelined for criticizing prime minister News Help by sharing this information Papua New GuineaAsia – Pacific News reporting hit by Internet blackout in West Papua April 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua Papua New GuineaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns the abusive measures taken against three respected journalists with the state-owned National Broadcasting Company (NBC) because of news coverage critical of the prime minister that the government regarded as “biased” and reflecting “opposition viewpoints,” according to the Post-Courier and other local papers.“NBC’s statement about an alleged ‘breach of standing NBC editorial policy guidelines and failing to adhere to instructions’ will put pressure on the media to censor themselves, as will the prime minister’s personal warning to media carrying ‘false or defamatory reports against the government’,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We regret that NBC complied so readily with orders that clearly flout the principle of editorial independence. The virtual dismissal of these journalists has exposed the fragility of public media independence and freedom of information.“It is essential that journalists should be able to work without fear of losing their jobs or being prosecuted. Otherwise, self-censorship is likely to spread. These three journalists must be restored to their positions in NBC and the harassment of personnel must stop at once.”Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s government objected to NBC’s coverage of a corruption case allegedly involving the government and its coverage of the recent controversial nationalization of the Ok Tedi mine, 37 per cent of which was owned by the state and 63 per cent was owned by a charity, the Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Programme (PNGSDP).PNGSDP was created in 2001 after the mine’s owner, BHP Billiton, surrendered its ownership to avoid paying compensation for an unprecedented case of environmental pollution in 1984, when tons of toxic waste were dumped in the River Fly. A major part of PNGSDP’s revenue went to victims of the disaster. Former prime minister Mekere Morauta was fired as its chairman as a result of the nationalization.Mark Davis, an Australian journalist who was the PNGSDP’s communications director, was deported back to Australia yesterday on the government’s orders. He blamed his expulsion on his press releases critical of Prime Minister O’Neill.Michael Asagoni, NBC Radio news editor, and Dick Sorariba and Mulai Robby, executive producers with the NBC television station Kundu 2, were relieved of their posts on 1 November and were assigned to NBC’s archive department. At the same time, two other veteran journalists, Jerry Ginua and Wesley Manuai, were summoned and questioned.The case, which Pacific Media Watch has been following, is all the more worrying as its comes against a backdrop of other disturbing developments for the country’s media.The Australian Associated Press (AAP) closed its bureau in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea’s capital, on 1 November, ending a 60-year presence in the country. The AAP said it took the decision because the bureau was not paying its way. The bureau chief was one of the few foreign correspondents still based in Papua New Guinea.At the same time, the government is reportedly drafting a bill that would restrict the foreign media presence in Papua New Guinea. Like Fiji’s existing Media Industry Development Decree, it would require majority national ownership of news media although it remains to be seen whether this requirement would be limited to TV stations.The media that could be affected to still unknown degrees because they are foreign owned include EMTV, two daily newspapers, the Post-Courier (Australia) and the National (Malaysia), and three radio stations, Nau-FM, Yumi-FM and Legend FM Bikpla (Fiji). News News RSF_en News Papua New Guinea: Government minister calls for two reporters to be fired over Covid-19 coverage Follow the news on Papua New Guinealast_img read more

Metro Gold Line Trains Stop Running From Lake Avenue to Sierra Madre Villa, All Saturday and Sunday

4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Community News Make a comment Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. top box 1 Metro Gold Line Trains Stop Running From Lake Avenue to Sierra Madre Villa, All Saturday and Sunday Published on Friday, July 10, 2015 | 4:04 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Metro will be temporarily closing rail service between Sierra Madre Villa and Lake Stations in Pasadena starting today, Friday, July 10th starting at 9 p.m. until Sunday, July 10th, close of service.For the meantime, affected train riders can take bus shuttles free of charge. The shuttles will run every ten minutes between Lake, Allen and Sierra Madre stations.The closure will allow engineers working on the Gold Line Foothill Extension project to test and configure train control and signal systems, steps that Metro says are necessary to tie in the existing line to the extension which could start service by mid-September.Other than the affected stations, trains between East L.A. and Lake will follow the normal weekend schedule.Work on the Foothill Extension signal and control systems is apart from the track inspection and repairs that have been going on for over a month and have been the cause of diminished operating hours on the Pasadena Gold Line.Metro says repairs crews have completed work on two of five segments where engineers saw damaged support wires for the overhead power supply system, but work still needs to be done on the tracks between Union Station and Chinatown, South Pasadena and Del Mar, and Allen and Sierra Madre Villa. This is estimated to take a month more or longer. Community News HerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena read more