Global businesses cutting ties to avoid anti-corruption liability

first_imgThursday 31 March 2011 8:24 pm KCS-content Show Comments ▼ MORE than half of companies are reconsidering ties to third-parties and joint ventures over concerns about anti-corruption liability, says research. A survey by Dow Jones of more than 300 global firms found that companies were more aware of the need to review business relationships, with government sanctions and negative media ranked as the events most likely to trigger an assessment. But less than a third said they were systematically scrutinising partners for unethical behaviour – a statistic that yesterday’s guidance on the UK Bribery Act is seeking to improve by emphasising monitoring and review. “These findings lend credibility to the Bribery Act requirement that companies should have in place adequate anti-bribery due diligence procedures,” said Linklaters partner Satindar Dogra. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Today Sharecenter_img Global businesses cutting ties to avoid anti-corruption liability More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Better Collective sees profits fall despite revenue rise in 2018

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Tags: Online Gambling Better Collective sees profits fall despite revenue rise in 2018 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter iGaming affiliate marketing specialist Better Collective has reported a year-on-year decline in net and operating profit for 2018, despite a sharp increase in revenue. Revenue for the 12 months through to December 31, 2018, amounted to €40.5m (£35.4m/$45.8m), up from €26.3m in the previous year. Better Collective put this increase down to a higher number of new depositing customers (NDCs) over the past year compared to 2017. In total, there were more than 260,000 NDCs in 2018, up 123% year-on-year. The super-affiliate noted that this high number of NDCs compared to the year before lowers revenue short term on revenue-share contract, as sign-up bonuses for new NDCs is offset against revenue share on existing depositors. Better Collective was also hit by an increase in costs for the year, which rose from €16m in 2017 to €27.3m in 2018. Much of this was down to higher staff costs – up 72% to €13m – with employee numbers rising from 116 to 198, while direct costs related to revenue climbed 47% to €4.4m. Amortisation and depreciation also increased from €722,000 to €3.1m, mainly due to new acquisitions during the year. These higher costs hit profits at Better Collective in 2018, with operating profit falling from €9.9m to €9.1m. Profit before tax also slipped from €9.8m to €8.5m, while net profit for the year was down from €7.4m to €5.4m. However, EBITDA before special items for 2018 increased 47% year-on-year to €16.1m, while EBITDA including special items was up from €10.5m to €12m. Jesper Søgaard, chief executive of Better Collective, said that he is highly satisfied with the performance in the past year, saying the company has laid the ground for an even more promising 2019 and the years to come. “The strong growth in NDCs and other relevant KPIs, including player deposits and sports betting turnover, were significantly higher compared to revenue growth and continue the trend we have seen throughout the year,” he said. “As most NDCs are on revenue-share based contracts, my expectation is that this will accelerate future growth.” Søgaard picked up on opportunities in the US, saying Better Collective has been able to enjoy revenue streams from the country since late in the third quarter. With its products having been up and running in the market for some time now, Søgaard anticipates further growth in 2019. “In Q4, further resources were allocated to the process of offering new products and adjusting current products to US needs,” he said. “While we do not expect organic growth to do it alone, we believe that Better Collective has a unique offering in terms of technology and know-how in order to find attractive business in this new and potentially very big market.” Søgaard added that Better Collective is committed to an ongoing M&A strategy, with acquisitions of assets and business combinations now at a total value of €85m. In addition, he paid tribute to a “much stronger organisational and technical foundation” at Better Collective, with the company growing its presence in Denmark, Austria, France, Greece, Sweden and Serbia. “This plays an important role in securing the future success of the business as well as our ability to successfully integrate new acquisitions,” he said.Image: Max Pixelcenter_img 19th February 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Finance iGaming affiliate marketing specialist Better Collective has reported a year-on-year decline in net and operating profit for 2018, despite a sharp rise in revenue. Financelast_img read more

Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgSafaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileSafaricom Limited is an integrated telecommunications company in Kenya providing mobile, fixed voice, data, SMS, Internet and M-PESA services. The company sells mobile phones and tablets as well as broadband modems and routers. It also offers its customers data bundles for pre- and post-paid customers; pre- and post-paid voice plans and SMS services for national and international roaming; Okoa Jahazi for emergency top-up credit; and Flex plans for browsing, calling and SMSing. Bonga Points is a customer loyalty programme and M-PESA is a mobile telephone service to deposit, transfer and withdraw money as well as pay for goods and services. Other services offered include website and email, calling and cloud and hosting services. Safaricom Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Safaricom Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The Vodafone share price is falling: should I buy today?

first_imgThe Vodafone share price is falling: should I buy today? See all posts by Roland Head 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. Image source: Getty Images. The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Roland Head 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. 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. Shares in telecoms giant Vodafone Group (LSE: VOD) fell this morning after the company’s annual profits came in slightly lower than expected. As I write, Vodafone’s share price is down 7%, leaving the stock just 5% higher than it was a year ago.Vodafone has been on my watch list for some time, in part because the stock’s 5.8% dividend yield is one of the highest in the FTSE 100. After crunching today’s numbers, I still think this income favourite could be a profitable addition to my portfolio.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…Only a small missVodafone is seen as a mobile operator in the UK, but the company operates both mobile and broadband networks in Western Europe. It also has a large mobile business in Africa, which I see as a key source of long-term growth.Customer numbers rose in both Europe and Africa last year, but this progress was offset by lower revenue from roaming charges and other travel-related services.Overall, the group’s revenue for the year fell by 2.6% to €43,809m, while adjusted EBITDA (a measure of profits before various deductions) came in at €14,386m. This was 1.2% lower than in 2019/20 and was also about 1% lower than market forecasts.It’s this earnings miss which seems to have triggered Vodafone’s share price wobble today.Personally, I don’t see much to worry about in the group’s latest numbers. Vodafone’s debt reduction, cash generation and the dividend were all in line with expectations last year. What matters more to me is the company’s new guidance on its plans for the next few years.Spend more, earn more?In my view, the biggest challenge for large telecoms operators like Vodafone is the constant need to upgrade and improve their networks. If they spend too little, they fall behind. But if they spend too much, too soon, they lose money by having unused capacity.Vodafone CEO Nick Read has decided that, to return the business to growth, he needs to spend a little more. Read plans to increase spending over the next few years to make sure the company’s European networks offer a consistent high-speed service on both fixed line connections and 5G mobile.The company will also improve its business services and its online presence. Business customers generally pay higher prices, while moving services online is ultimately a cost-saving measure — fewer call centres and shops will be needed in the future.Vodafone shares: is the price right?Vodafone is targeting consistent revenue growth in both Europe and Africa over the medium term. Read reckons that this should generate “mid-single digit” percentage growth in both earnings and cash generation.If the company can deliver on these targets, then I think the shares should perform well over time. However, one downside to this new plan is that dividend growth might be put on hold.Today’s guidance is for an unchanged “minimum dividend of 9.00 eurocents per share.”  But there’s no mention of any plan to increase the payout.This looks sensible to me. Vodafone’s 5.8% dividend yield is already well above average, but the firm’s share price has lagged the FTSE 100 in recent years. In my view, the only way to fix this is to deliver sustainable growth.Based on today’s results, I’d be happy to buy Vodafone shares at the current price. Roland Head | Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 | More on: VOD Enter Your Email Address We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees.last_img read more

The Aviva share price is up 50%! Yet it’s the 6.5% yield that really tempts me

first_img 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. Harvey Jones | Saturday, 29th May, 2021 | More on: AV Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Harvey Jones Enter Your Email Address Harvey Jones 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. We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now The Aviva share price is up 50%! Yet it’s the 6.5% yield that really tempts me Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’d also consider this for income. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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 Aviva (LSE: AV) share price has staged a barnstorming recovery over the past year, jumping 57%. I’m delighted, because I have been backing this stock for years, only to see it deliver one false start after another.I’m not getting carried away, though, because the Aviva share price still trades 8% lower than five years ago. It hasn’t suddenly transformed into a whizzy growth stock, and I don’t really want it to. The main reason I have repeatedly backed the FTSE 100 insurer is that it offers great long-term dividend income prospects.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…That is still the case today. Aviva scrapped its dividend in the first lockdown, but has subsequently restored shareholder payouts. Right now, it yields 6.5%, covered twice by earnings. That makes it one of the most generous income stocks around.Top FTSE 100 dividend stockDespite its recent share price success, Aviva is not expensive. It is valued at just 7.7 times earnings, so investors aren’t paying over the odds. While I wouldn’t expect the stock to jump another 50% in the next year, it still has room to grow in the longer run.New CEO Amanda Blanc is giving the business a much-needed overhaul, pulling out of non-core markets including Italy, France, Singapore, Vietnam and Poland. This will allow the group to focus on its core markets in the UK, Ireland and Canada. It has also delivered a real cash and liquidity boost, with its combined disposals to raise £7.5bn by the end of this year. Some of that will be returned to shareholders. The Aviva share price is flyingThis week’s Q1 results were a little disappointing. New life, annuity and equity release business premiums were flat, albeit against strong comparatives last year. On the plus side, general insurance premiums rose 4% to £2bn, as Aviva started selling on price comparison websites. Inflows to its workplace and IFA savings and pension platforms rose by a third.The Aviva share price could get a further lift when management delivers on its promise of “substantial return of capital to shareholders”, through dividends and share buy-backs. Personally, I would like it to reserve some of the money to accelerate plans to pay down debt.Another concern is that after the recent strong run, the Aviva share price could get punished by a bout of profit-taking. If that happens, I would take advantage of any dips, because I think this is a strong long-term buy and hold, and a great portfolio cornerstone. I would look to reinvest my dividends to buy more stock, then draw them to top up my income in retirement.Much now depends on whether Aviva’s new focused strategy will drive the share price even higher. I am optimistic, though. Today’s high yield and low valuation make Aviva one of the most attractive shares on the FTSE 100. The price looks right to me. The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock…last_img read more

Syd Millar

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS To a younger audience, John Sydney ‘Syd’ Millar will be more familiar as an elder statesman of rugby administration, this recognition coming after a four-year stint as IRB chairman (2003-07) and eight years as chairman of the IRFU (1995-2003).Yet to those a little longer in the tooth, Millar was a hard-nosed prop from Country Antrim who played his club rugby with Ballymena and Ulster.Despite being built like a brick outhouse, Millar started his early rugby career as an outside-half and was more than capable of stepping away from the coal face and playing a handling game.A highly technical prop, however, he prided himself on the set-piece and could play on either side of the scrum. Although tighthead was said to be his preference, he packed down at loosehead in both the 1959 and 1962 Lions series, and it’s in that capacity that he makes our Top 10 list.Called up for Ireland in 1958, Millar won the first of his 37 caps against France in Colombes. He showed the tenacity that served him well in later years when, after being overlooked for nearly four years, he reclaimed his Ireland shirt, making a final 14 appearances with his last game coming against Wales in 1970. TAGS: The Greatest Players Major teams: Ballymena, UlsterCountry: IrelandTest span: 1958-70Ireland caps: 37 (37 starts)Lions caps: 9 (9 starts)Test points: 0center_img Millar also went on to carve a reputation as a Lions talisman and he holds the distinction of being involved in more tours than his great friend and fellow Ulsterman, Willie John McBride. Millar was involved in nine tours, playing in three, where he started in nine Tests.In all he played 39 times for the Lions, displaying guile and diplomacy in equal measure, so it was no surprise when he was selected to be head coach on the 1974 tour, where he memorably led the ‘Invincibles’ to a series win in South Africa. His various administrative positions include chairman on the 2001 Lions tour to Australia and a Legion d’honneur in 2007.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Town House / Atheleia Arquitectura

first_img Town House / Atheleia Arquitectura Projects “COPY” Photographs Save this picture!© Andrés Arias+ 20Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938444/a-town-house-in-masarac-atheleia-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: Cortizo, Daikin, Acor, Cemento natural Tigre, SaitraDesign Team:Salvador Tarradas, Borja Fernández, Cristina FrancoEngineering:Codi EstudiCity:El Alto AmpurdánCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrés AriasRecommended ProductsCarpetsLonghiRug – CloudsGlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The access to the property is facing north, and the first construction we meet is the old barn. We walk through the patio area, used as a garden and chicken coop. We access the main building through a ramp which consists of two floors: the lower one for livestock and the upper one used as living quarters.Save this picture!© Andrés AriasSave this picture!Save this picture!© Andrés AriasFacing south, we find the orchard area and views towards the Empordà plains and the Gulf of Roses. The old town’s urban pattern follows the same logic: a mosaic of stone walls and a cross relationship of street-house-orchards-views. Then, the first step of the restoration is the analysis of the stone walls and the adaptation of the design to the pre-existing construction values.Save this picture!© Andrés AriasThe main concept of the project is to create a large opening in the main building to allow views of the landscape from any point on the main floor, while forming an inner world of relationships among all living quarters through the patio. To enhance the patio as a lively space, the night area will be located at the old barn’s side and the day area in the existing volume of the home. The patio is conceived as a green pergola to naturalize this space to create a degree of privacy with neighboring constructions.Save this picture!© Andrés AriasSave this picture!Save this picture!© Andrés AriasThe lower floor is a private enclosed area topped with a Catalan vault and illuminated by embrasures and conceived as an intimate space with a fireplace for the family. Across a passage excavated in the rock, we have access to the night volume where we locate the bathrooms and bedrooms. From this location we finally have again a view to the landscape through the patio.Save this picture!© Andrés AriasSave this picture!© Andrés AriasProject gallerySee allShow lessEliane Square / Hanazaki PaisagismoSelected ProjectsArchDaily’s Chrome Extension: Inspiration in Every New TabArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeAtheleia ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentOn FacebookSpainPublished on April 29, 2020Cite: “Town House / Atheleia Arquitectura” [Una casa de pueblo / Atheleia Arquitectura] 29 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore 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 CopyHouses, Refurbishment•El Alto Ampurdán, Spain ArchDailycenter_img Architects: Atheleia Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938444/a-town-house-in-masarac-atheleia-arquitectura Clipboard Area:  2164 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Town House / Atheleia ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveTown House / Atheleia Arquitectura Year:  2019 Photographs:  Andrés Arias Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houseslast_img read more

House on Tatarka Hill / Drozdov & Partners

first_imgHouse on Tatarka Hill / Drozdov & PartnersSave this projectSaveHouse on Tatarka Hill / Drozdov & Partners Ukraine Area:  310 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Hansgrohe, Artemide, Villeroy & Boch, Zehnder, Adobe, Gessi, MIRS, Qualita, RYNTOVTDESIGN Architects: Drozdov & Partners Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957467/house-on-tatarka-hill-drozdov-and-partners Clipboard Save this picture!© Andrey Avdeenko+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Products used in this ProjectShowershansgroheShower MixersFurnishing:Alina Kosichkina, Dima ZakhodyakinModel:Vitaliy PravikEngineering:Kostiantyn RudnievCity:KyivCountry:UkraineMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoText description provided by the architects. According to the legend, Kyiv is a city built of seven hills. One of them is Tatarka – a historic neighbourhood in the city centre which forms a narrow meandering hill between Podol and Lukyanovka. The plot where a single-family house is going to be built is located right on this hill and it can only be reached from Nagornaya street by means of taking a narrow side street down the hill, which leads to a distinctive amphitheatre-like valley. We used this landscape feature in the creation of a living environment, locating the main volume on the point of the best possible perception of the whole territory. The main living space is raised and has a connection with the whole plot along its perimeter.Save this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoThus, we achieved an interesting walking scenario around the territory and ensured a nice view over the Obolon district both from the terrace and the dining room. Steep slopes are uncomfortable for walking, therefore in some places, they were cut on the terrace level, which increased the net area of the territory and provided a space for a lounge zone with a barbecue. In the south-east, the tree crowns were partially pruned to allow more sun on the terrace near the swimming pool, while in the south-east the existing trees are supposed to protect the house from unpleasant western sun rays in summer.Save this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoA vertical layout is designed to ensure the drainage of rainwater from the hill through the plot. The entrance opens into the garden on two sides and is accentuated by a canopy over the parking. The living room is separated from the kitchen/dining room and is visually isolated from the active zone of the plot.Save this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoLocated in the cantilevered part of the volume, the living room is immersed into the garden without touching it. Children’s bedrooms are separated from the master bedroom by means of a stairсase which overlooks the city and has a two-coloured space overlooking the garden. The Master bathroom looks south-east. The study and the guestroom have their own terrace linked to the lounge zone. The railing on this terrace serves as a visual border that separates the study and the whole plot from its north-western neighbours.Save this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoThe usage of one and the same material unifies all elements of the house into one single structure which merges with the natural landscape and marks the borderline of the living space. The aim of the project is to create an environment where the house itself might help its dwellers perceive the surrounding, slopes of the hill in particular, as natural protective walls and natural greenery – as a wallpaper pattern that changes over seasons.Save this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoProject gallerySee allShow less”It’s All About Simplifying Things”: In Conversation With Johansen Skovsted ArkitekterArchitecture NewsIE NextGen Forum Launch – Masterclass: Expectations vs Reality by Savannah de SavaryLecture Share Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Year:  Oleg Drozdov, Sergey Kostyanoy, Vitaliy Pravik, Kostiantyn Rudniev “COPY” ArchDailycenter_img 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957467/house-on-tatarka-hill-drozdov-and-partners Clipboard Photographs:  Andrey Avdeenko, Vitaliy Pravik Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: CopyHouses•Kyiv, Ukraine Projects “COPY” Houses House on Tatarka Hill / Drozdov & Partners Photographs CopyAbout this officeDrozdov & PartnersOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKyivOn FacebookUkrainePublished on March 06, 2021Cite: “House on Tatarka Hill / Drozdov & Partners” 06 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore 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! 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Bosnia: Death threat against a journalist goes unpunished

first_img RSF_en Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis July 23, 2020 Bosnia: Death threat against a journalist goes unpunished News News to go further News When Vanja Stokić, the Editor-in-Chief of eTrafika, posted a photo of herself with two migrants – about whom she had just done a story – on Facebook on 22 May, a man with history of arrests for theft, Goran Živanović, added a comment threatening to “behead” the migrants and “all you good souls who welcome them.”Tatjana Ninković, a prosecutor in Republika Srpska, the Serb-dominated entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, nonetheless dismissed all charges against Živanović on 14 July on the grounds that “the threats were made against an unspecified person” and therefore constituted neither a crime against public safety nor inciting hatred.When reached by RSF, Stokić described the decision as “devastating” and said it “signals to everyone that hate speech and death threats will not result in punishment.” Her lawyer has filed an appeal against the decision.The dismissal of all charges is just the latest in a series of absurd decisions in the case. When Stokić first tried to file her complaint, a policewoman told her to come back in two days, giving Živanović a free hand to continue threatening her on social media. Under pressure from the media, the police finally detained Živanović, but released him immediately after taking his statement. “By their implicit connivance with Goran Živanović, the authorities in Republika Srpska have become accomplices not only to the intimidation of Vanja Stokić but also possibly to an even more serious crime if he passes from words to action,” said Pavol Szalai, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “The reopening of the investigation and the protection of Vanja Stokić are essential not only to protect press freedom in Bosnia but also to comply with the standards of the European Union, which Bosnia wants to join.”Bosnian journalists are often subjected to intimidation, including by the authorities. Independent journalist Nidžara Ahmetašević was insulted by police and threatened with prosecution when she filmed them arresting migrants in Sarajevo in June. The N1 TV channel’s Nikola Vučić was harassed on Twitter in May because of his criticism of the far right in a Croat-dominated canton.Bosnia and Herzegovina is ranked 58th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Bosnia-HerzegovinaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Impunity Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-HerzegovinaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Impunity center_img October 2, 2019 Find out more Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal Receive email alerts April 29, 2020 Find out more Facebook of Vanja Stokić. April 8, 2020 Find out more Bosnian authorities urged to step up protection for journalists Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the decision by a prosecutor in Republika Srpska to drop all proceedings against the man who threatened to murder the Editor-in-Chief of the eTrafika news site. Newslast_img read more

International organisations condemn deteriorating freedom of expression situation

first_img The International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA), coordinated by ARTICLE 19, is deeply concerned by the deteriorating freedom of expression situation in Azerbaijan. Of specific concern is the threat of imminent closure for one of the most popular newspapers in the country, Azadliq. In addition, in recent weeks, another journalist was imprisoned on politically motivated charges, concerns surfaced regarding detention conditions for two other journalists, and a critical journalist who was previously attacked continued to experience harassment. Further, recent monitoring of Baku’s newsstands showed that independent and opposition newspapers face growing distribution problems. RSF_en AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia June 8, 2021 Find out more NOTES TO EDITORS: • The International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan is a coalition of international organisations, coordinated by ARTICLE 19, working to promote and protect freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. For more information about the partnership, please visit www.azerbaijanfreeXpression.org or contact ARTICLE 19 at +44 (0) 20 7324 2500 or [email protected]: Vano Shlamov / AFP Threat of closure for Azadliq newspaperActing editor-in-chief of opposition Azadliq newspaper Rahim Hajiyev has reported that the newspaper faces imminent closure after receiving notice from the state-owned printing house that Azadliq must vacate its offices on the premises and would no longer be printed if Azadliq did not pay its debt of 25,000 AZN (approximately 20,000 GBP) by 3 September 2012. The paper was later given an extension until 10 September 2012. Azadliq’s debt to the printing house is for printing and utility costs, which the newspaper claims it cannot pay in part due to the inability of the GASID distribution company to pay its larger debt to Azadliq. Azadliq is one of the highest circulation newspapers and among the most critical media outlets in the country. It has faced severe difficulties in recent years due to state control of the advertising market and printing and distribution facilities, and hefty fines imposed as the result of numerous defamation cases. Many of its editors and reporters have been subjected to imprisonment or violent attacks.Persecution of critical journalistsOn 23 August 2012, freelance journalist Faramaz Novruzoglu joined the ranks of Azerbaijan’s imprisoned journalists after a Baku court sentenced him to four and a half years in prison on charges of illegal border crossing and inciting public disorder. Novruzoglu believes the charges are connected with a series of articles he published exposing government corruption. He has previously served prison sentences in 2009 and 2007 in connection with his journalistic activities.On 29 August 2012, a Baku court dismissed a case brought by Tolishi Sedo newspaper editor-in-chief Hilal Mammadov against the prison administration alleging that he was treated inhumanely in detention. Mammadov has been in detention since June 2012 and faces life in prison on charges of high treason and inciting hatred.Khural newspaper editor-in-chief Avaz Zeynalli has recently reported a number of serious health problems which have worsened in detention, including kidney stones, radiculitis and chronic rhinitis. Zeynalli has been detained since October 2011, facing up to 12 years in prison on charges of extortion and failure to implement a court decision, based on a Member of Parliament’s claims that Zeynalli attempted to blackmail her.Journalist Idrak Abbasov reported continued acts of harassment against him and his family, as unknown assailants have attempted to break into his car outside his home three times over the past few weeks, most recently on 28 August 2012. Abbasov, a correspondent of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) and Ayna and Zerkalo newspapers, was severely beaten to the point of hospitalisation in April 2012 by a group of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) employees whilst filming their demolition of houses in his village. So far no one has been prosecuted for the attack. Independent and opposition newspapers face growing distribution problemsMonitoring undertaken by a group of media workers and IRFS representatives on 1 September 2012 showed that many of Baku’s newsstands do not carry newspapers or carry an insufficient quantity to meet demand. Some of the vendors interviewed reported that they received instructions stemming from an alleged order by an employee of the Baku Mayor’s office to boycott the company GASID, which distributes independent and opposition newspapers such as Ayna, Zerkalo, Yeni Musavat and Azadliq. More than half of GASID’s newsstands in Baku have been shut down over the past year as new kiosks selling sundries but not newspapers have been installed in their place, with support from the Baku Mayor’s office.The IPGA calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to take immediate steps to improve this alarming situation and to fulfill their international obligations to respect and protect the right to freedom of expression, including:• Immediately cease proceedings to evict Azadliq newspaper from its offices in the state-owned printing house and allow the newspaper to continue to print whilst an agreement regarding the newspaper’s debt is reached; • Immediately and unconditionally release Hilal Mamamdov, Faramaz Novruzoglu, Avaz Zeynalli, and all other journalists currently detained or imprisoned in connection with exercising their right to free expression, and cease arresting persons for politically motivated reasons; • Take immediate steps to improve detention conditions for Hilal Mammadov and Avaz Zeynalli, including promptly and impartially investigating reports of inhumane treatment of Mammadov and ensuring that Zeynalli receives immediate medical attention; • Redouble efforts to investigate the attack against Idrak Abbasov and bring the perpetrators to justice, and investigate recent acts of harassment against him and put a stop to this continued pressure; and • Cease support for a boycott of the GASID distribution company and create fair distribution conditions for all newspapers. Help by sharing this information RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan September 7, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International organisations condemn deteriorating freedom of expression situation AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News News Receive email alerts April 9, 2021 Find out more to go further “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News News Organisation Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh June 4, 2021 Find out more The following IPGA member organisations support this statement:• ARTICLE 19• Committee to Protect Journalists• Freedom House• Index on Censorship• Media Diversity Institute• Norwegian Helsinki Committee• Reporters Without Borders Follow the news on Azerbaijanlast_img read more