Lagardère Sports to market PUBG commercial rights

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OnlineUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoThe 2019 PUBG Nations Cup – which will take place from 9-11 August – is a global invitational tournament that will see the best players in the world come together to represent their respective countries for a chance to win US$500,000. The 2019 PUBG Global Championship is the conclusion event of the professional esports circuit where teams from all over the globe will congregate to compete for the title of world’s best professional PUBG team.Also Read: Wasserman Media in to talks to take over Lagardère Sports: ReportAs part of the 2019 PUBG Esports season, a series of pro competitions will be organised throughout the year in three phases across nine regions – North America (NPL), Europe (PEL), Korea (PKL), China (PCL), Japan (PJS), Chinese Taipei (PML), Southeast Asia, Latin America (LPPS), and Oceania. Top performing teams from these nine regions will take part in the Global Championships in November.Julian Schwartz, Central Esports Business Development Manager, PUBG Corporation, said, “PUBG is one of the most played games in history and we have worked hard to launch a global esports ecosystem this year with the best professional players from around the world. We wanted to create something worthy of our great fans and players; something they will love for life. This is why it was important to select a top-class agency to partner with us for our flagship global esports events. Lagardère Sports was our clear choice due to their legacy in traditional sports and proven track record in esports. They understand how to cultivate the value of our premium assets and convey our story in order to secure curated partnerships that adhere to our mission and brand identity.”Malcolm Thorpe, Vice President, Business Development – Asia, Lagardère Sports, said, “Over the past year, we have seen an increased appetite amongst game developers to partner leading brands who are able to create tangible value for fans through their products, content, and know-how. This fan-centric approach dovetails with many big brands who are eager to depart from tradition to embrace a powerful culture that truly resonates with fans. PUBG’s boundless scale and reach gives us a strong platform to help both endemic and non-endemic brands achieve their marketing objectives.”This partnership with PUBG marks another significant milestone for Lagardère Sports as it continues to expand its esports portfolio. In the region, the sports marketing giant has already signed global leading League of Legends team T1. In May last year, Lagardère Sports was appointed the commercial sales representative for Team Flash, whose Singapore FIFA team clinched the country’s first-ever esports gold medal.Also Read: Lagardère Sports Georgiou to join Eurosport as president Cricket Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Latest Sports NewsSportSports Business TAGS2019 PUBG Nations CupLagardère SportsPUBG GamePUBG Global Championship 2019PUBG MobileSports Business NewsSports Business News India SHARE Cricket Football By Kunal Dhyani – July 9, 2019 Football WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Previous articleICC World Cup 2019 India vs New Zealand Semi-Final Live StreamingNext articleBoost launches ‘Exams are On’ campaign with Kohli, Dhoni Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Lagardère Sports, a global leader in sports and esports marketing, has been appointed as the exclusive agent to market commercial rights for the PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS’ (PUBG) 2019 PUBG Nations Cup as well as the 2019 PUBG Global Championship.Following a successful collaboration with PUBG Corporation to jointly market the commercial rights of their Global Invitational event last year, this exclusive appointment will see Lagardère Sports upping the ante in the Battle Royale genre by unilaterally marketing the commercial rights of PUBG’s most anticipated events in 2019. Under the terms of the agreement, Lagardère Sports will be developing new business opportunities as well as commercialising existing PUBG Esports properties. 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Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgEterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileEterna Plc manufactures and sells a range of lubricants and petroleum products aswell as supplies imported fuels for the retail, industrial, agricultural, automotive, marine and energy sectors in Nigeria. The Trading division bulk imports and sells premium motor fuels and automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene, base oils, bitumen. low pour fuel oil and crude oil. The company has a technical trading relationship with Castrol BP, leaders in global lubricant technology and specialty chemicals. Through a distributorship agreement, Eterna Plc has exclusive rights to import and market Castrol products in Nigeria and the ECOWAS sub-region. The company has a lubes blending plant with a state-of-the-art laboratory that produces Castrol products as well as a coastal tank farm in Lagos with a capacity of 34 million litres; an aviation depot at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja; a coastal storage facility in Ikot Abasi and Akwa Ibon state and filling stations located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The business was established in 1991 as Eterna Oil & Gas Limited and re-registered as a public limited company in 1997. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Eterna Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Forget the top Cash ISA rate. I’d pocket a 5.4% dividend from Lloyds Bank shares

first_imgForget the top Cash ISA rate. I’d pocket a 5.4% dividend from Lloyds Bank shares Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAcenter_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Thursday, 9th January, 2020 | More on: LLOY Edward Sheldon owns shares in Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. The outlook for savers remains quite depressing as we start the new decade. Currently, the top easy-access Cash ISA interest rate is just 1.35%, according to comparison websites, which is lower than the rate of inflation.That said, if you don’t need access to your money in the short term, and you’re willing to take on a little risk, there are plenty of ways to generate a higher level of return. Here, I’ll explain how you could potentially pick up a yield of around 5.4% by buying shares in one of the UK’s most well-known companies – Lloyds Bank (LSE: LLOY).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…Build wealth with dividendsBefore I discuss Lloyds, let me explain the basics of dividends. These are cash payments that companies pay to their shareholders on a regular basis, out of profits. Essentially, dividends are a reward for being a shareholder – you get to enjoy a share of the company’s profits.Not all companies pay dividends, but here in the UK, plenty do. And some of the dividend yields on offer are extremely attractive relative to Cash ISA interest rates.A 5.4% yieldLooking at Lloyds, it paid its shareholders 3.21p per share in dividends last year. Given that its share price is currently 62.6p, that means the yield on offer right now is roughly 5.1% (3.21/62.6 = 0.051). That’s nearly four times the top Cash ISA rate!But it gets better. For the year just passed (FY2019), City analysts expect Lloyds to raise its dividend payout to 3.36p per share. That means that if you buy the shares at 62.6p, you could be in line for a 5.4% payout.Invest £1,000 in Lloyds shares and you’re potentially looking at income for the year of over £50 (tax-free if you buy the stock within a Stocks & Shares ISA). By contrast, £1,000 in the top easy-access Cash ISA is going to get you just £13.50 interest.Risks to considerOf course, there are a number of risks to be aware of. Firstly, it’s important to understand that, while shares tend to rise over the long run, in the short term, they move up and down constantly depending on financial news.This means that if you buy Lloyds shares, you may not get back what you invested. Given the volatile nature of shares, they’re not suitable as a short-term investment – experts recommend investing in shares for at least five years.I’ll also point out that every company has its own unique risks. In Lloyds’ case, it’s highly exposed to the UK economy and its property market. If economic conditions were to deteriorate due to Brexit, its share price could fall. When investing in shares, it’s a good idea to spread your money over many different companies to reduce your company-specific risk.Secondly, unlike bank interest, dividends are not guaranteed. If Lloyds’ profits were to fall, it could reduce its dividend payout to shareholders.All things considered, however, I believe Lloyds shares have considerable appeal from an income perspective. Compared to Cash ISA rates, its prospective dividend yield of 5.4% looks very attractive. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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The best shares to buy now: how I’d invest £500

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 21st November, 2020 The best shares to buy now: how I’d invest £500 Image source: Getty Images Considering the outlook for the global economy, it may seem like a bad time to start investing in the stock market. However, I’m looking past this near-term uncertainty. The best shares to buy are often those trading at low levels after a sudden economic shock. As such, I’d invest £500 in a basket of these investments right now. Best shares to buy £500 is enough to get started investing, but I wouldn’t buy UK shares directly. Execution costs could eat up a substantial proportion of the investment. As well as commissions, expenses, such as stamp duty, which is usually set at 0.5% of the transaction value, and the spread between the buying and selling prices on offer, can’t be avoided.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…These costs could make it impossible to build a well-diversified portfolio with just £500. So, instead, I would use investment funds. Funds are a great way to buy a basket of shares with minimal effort and maximum diversification. What’s more, by using funds, it’s still possible to pick the best shares to buy now. For example, some funds follow specific themes, such as UK or US stocks. Others invest in individual sectors. I own funds that specialise in technology and pharma stocks already. While there are thousands of fund options to choose from, I think the best shares to buy now are UK stocks. Therefore, I’ve been concentrating on UK-focused funds recently. UK focus The twin headwinds of Brexit and the pandemic have severely impacted investor sentiment towards the UK stocks over the last 12 months. And as investors have avoided the country, the valuation of UK equities compared to international stocks has fallen to a 40 year low. While I’m concerned about the impact Brexit and the pandemic might have on the economy, I think the market has been oversold. Indeed, many UK shares have large international divisions, which will protect against any Brexit-driven economic downturn. At the same time, share price declines have pushed dividend yields up to extremely attractive levels. The current dividend yield on the FTSE All-Share index stands at around 4%. That looks extremely attractive in the current interest rate environment. The low valuation of UK shares, coupled with their income potential, are the two reasons why I believe these are the best shares to buy now. To gain exposure to these stocks, I’ve been purchasing a low-cost FTSE All-Share tracker fund. I have also built a selection of actively managed funds. A tracker is an easy way to invest a small lump sum. As these funds are designed to replicate the performance of an index, many only charge token fees, which makes them extremely appealing to actively managed funds. That’s not to say I’m avoiding active funds entirely. Unlike trackers, active fund managers try and seek the best stocks to buy, rather than acquiring the whole market. This can mean they generate better performances and higher levels of income in the long run. By combining these active managers with passive funds in a portfolio, I think it’s possible to achieve the best of both worlds.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. 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.center_img Rupert Hargreaves 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

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3 FTSE 100 stocks to buy in June

first_img Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Auto Trader and Halma. 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. Paul Summers | Monday, 31st May, 2021 | More on: AHT AUTO HLMA Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Enter Your Email Address Buying stocks in the same month companies are due to announce results sounds like a risky move. So long as I focus on picking quality businesses however, I think long-term investors such as myself can take such things in our stride.Here are three examples from the FTSE 100 I’d be happy to buy, regardless of what they say in June. 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…HalmaSafety products firm Halma (LSE: HLMA) reports full-year numbers on 10 June. Based on its most recent trading update, I don’t think there’s much for existing holders (or prospective buyers) to worry about.Back in March, the FTSE 100 member said it had made “good progress” over the previous six months. Thanks to a recovery in markets such as China, it predicted adjusted pre-tax profit would come in around the same level achieved in the previous financial year. It had previously expected it to be 5% below FY2019/20’s level.Sure, value investors will baulk at the valuation (42 times forecast earnings). The opportunity cost of not investing elsewhere also needs to be considered. However, the essential nature of its various products and services gives Halma a defensiveness many firms in the FTSE 100 arguably lack. As such, I’m confident it’ll still outperform its index over the long term.Factor in strong cash generation, sound finances and dependable dividend hikes and I continue to think this is a company to tuck away in the bottom drawer. Auto TraderAlso reporting full-year results on 10 June is online vehicle marketplace Auto Trader (LSE: AUTO). If recent new car sales are anything to go by, I think these could make for pleasant reading.Of course, the prospect of good news doesn’t mean the share price won’t continue trading within the 500p-600p range it’s been stuck in. The potential for coronavirus variants to disrupt things going forward also can’t be ruled out.Notwithstanding this, the beauty of Auto Trader is that everything’s online. Its status as a portal gives it the ability to navigate inevitable economic setbacks far more easily than bricks and mortar dealerships.What’s more, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26 for FY22 looks reasonable. After all, Auto Trader consistently generates sky-high margins and returns on capital (ROCE). A commitment to focusing on the latter is one reason why star fund managers such as Terry Smith and Nick Train consistently outperform the market. AshteadA final FTSE 100 stock I’d have no issue buying next month is Ashtead Group (LSE: AHT). The construction and industrial equipment rental giant reports on trading on 15 June. Again, I don’t expect any nasty surprises. Back in April, the company said it expected full-year results to be “slightly ahead” of management’s previous expectations. When it comes to share price performance, the £22bn-cap takes no prisoners. Over the last year, Ashtead has more than doubled in value. By contrast, the FTSE 100 is up ‘just’ 14%. Some short-term profit-taking can’t be ruled out, but I wouldn’t expect this to last for long. Trading can only improve as more construction projects get the green light as economies open up from their coronavirus-induced slumber.At 28 times forecast earnings, Ashtead can never be labelled ‘cheap’. As billionaire investor Warren Buffett suggested, however, it’s “far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.“ Image source: Getty Images Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it!center_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. 3 FTSE 100 stocks to buy in June See all posts by Paul Summers Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

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World Cup decision on Christchurch

first_img“However, we needed to weigh up the risks of continuing with matches in Christchurch with just 25 weeks until the world’s third largest sporting event kicks off. Sadly, we collectively agreed the risks were too great. The timeframes for repairs were too tight, the uncertainty too much.”NZRU chief executive Steve Tew added: “Our hearts go out to Canterbury fans given the inevitable disappointment this decision will cause for many. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ruled out: AMI Stadium requires extensive repair so won’t be able to host any World Cup gamesCHRISTCHURCH WILL will no longer be a venue for Rugby World Cup games this autumn following the earthquake in the city.The AMI Stadium – or Stadium Christchurch as it would have been called during the tournament – requires extensive repairs following last month’s earthquake and it’s not known how long they will take. Coupled with the damage to infrastructure in the city – hotels, transport links and so on, Rugby World Cup Ltd took the decision to move games elsewhere in New Zealand.The two quarter-finals already due to take place in Christchurch have been switched to Eden Park in Auckland while the five pool games scheduled to be held there will be moved to other stadiums around the country, although it has not been decided where yet.“We know Cantabrians are passionate about Rugby and we know that many wanted the matches to remain as a way to unite and heal their shattered city,” said RNZ 2011 Chairman Brian Roche.center_img “Tournament partners are looking into a number of initiatives that will give Cantabrians a chance to be part of our Stadium of Four Million. We still want them to play a part in hosting a successful Tournament and to share in the excitement of this event.”Any supporters who have purchased tickets for games in Christchurch will be offered a full refund or tickets to the rearranged matches. For further information on this, please click here.last_img read more

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Lamentarse no, ¡organizar!

first_imgEditorial  WW-MO, 9 de noviembre de 2016Estamos tan enojadas/os y sorprendidos como nuestras/os lectores. Las encuestas estaban equivocadas. No somos las/os únicos que están horrorizados de que un candidato que se jactó de su misoginia y echó mano de los peores discursos racistas mientras hablaba basura contra las/os inmigrantes, pueda ser elegido.Pero no es tiempo de lamentarse. Es un tiempo para reafirmar el apoyo y la solidaridad militante con todas/os aquellos que han sido los principales objetivos de la demagogia y el odio de Trump: las mujeres, las personas de color, las/os inmigrantes. Ese es el único camino hacia la unión de la clase obrera contra sus verdaderos enemigos: los gobernantes multimillonarios de este país, incluido Trump.El día después de la elección debe convertirse en el Primer Día de Resistencia.Más información saldrá sobre quién votó y por qué. Trump se aprovechó de muchas quejas existentes y las usó para ser elegido, prometiéndolo todo y cualquier cosa mientras dirigía su ira contra el primer presidente afroamericano. Sin embargo, tanto Trump como Clinton eran impopulares, y ni él ni ella ofrecían soluciones reales a los problemas de explotación capitalista, de racismo, de sexismo y de guerra.Trump no obtuvo tantos votos populares como Clinton. Eso demuestra algo sobre la actitud de la gente. Pero el sistema electoral en este país no se basa en el voto popular. Tampoco brinda a terceros partidos la oportunidad de ser escuchados. (La campaña de Moorehead / Lilly del Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero logró que sus opiniones socialistas revolucionarias fueran escuchadas al estar en las calles con el movimiento, incluyendo en las redes sociales.) Además, muchas/os de los más oprimidos están impedidos de votar por la pobreza, las amenazas y las leyes reaccionarias.No olvidemos que a principios de este año Bernie Sanders movió grandes multitudes al enfocarse con furia en los problemas económicos que enfrentan las/os trabajadores. Cuando fue eliminado de la carrera, es posible que algunas/os de sus partidarios se negaran a apoyar a una sonriente Clinton o incluso optaran por votar por un iracundo Trump.El peligro no es sólo Trump la persona, sino la misoginia, el racismo y los ataques contra las/os inmigrantes y las comunidades LGBTQ que su victoria electoral puede desencadenar. Su principal apoyo proviene de los hombres blancos. Ya sea que se den cuenta o no, cuando votaron por Trump no se identificaron con la clase obrera – en la que la mayoría son ahora mujeres y personas de color – sino con el establecimiento gobernante, con la clase dirigente.La cultura corporativa estadounidense presenta una fantasía – la fantasía del hombre fuerte, rico y blanco que puede arreglarlo todo, desde “Batman” hasta el espectáculo de “realidad” de Trump. Los capitalistas “buenos”  proveerán buenos trabajos para todos. En esta atmósfera dominada por la compañía Fox, que se extiende desde películas, a la radio, la televisión y los cómics, muchos creyeron en la pura fantasía de Trump.Pero las promesas de los neoliberales de Clinton también son fantasía. La fantasía es que el capitalismo estadounidense puede ser fuerte y seguir creciendo bajo el presidente adecuado, uno cuidadosamente escogido por el establecimiento.Los próximos cuatro años traerán una fuerte dosis de verdadera realidad. La casa de naipes que es el sistema capitalista mundial ya está reaccionando con una baja de  de la bolsa de valores. Podrían rebotar por un tiempo, y miles de millones se ganarán y perderán, pero el sistema capitalista nunca podrá recuperar su vigor anterior, y los financieros lo saben.Son precisamente las/os afroamericanos, las/os latinos, las naciones indígenas, las mujeres, las/os árabes, las/os musulmanes y las personas LGBTQ quienes han estado a la cabeza de tantas luchas que desafían este sistema. Trump no puede satisfacer las necesidades de la gran mayoría de la gente en este país. La lucha continúa desde la base, y la única respuesta es forjar la mayor unidad de todos los movimientos que luchan contra el capitalismo y la reacción.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Venezuela: constant violations of media freedom

first_img Receive email alerts RSF_en Source : AFP VenezuelaAmericas Condemning abuses ViolenceFreedom of expression Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela January 13, 2021 Find out more News Organisation The international reporters denied entry to Venezuela on the eve of the protest included Marie-Eve Detoeuf (also known by the pseudonym of Marie Delcas), a reporter for the French daily Le Monde, who was put on a flight to Bogotá after being deemed “inadmissible” under Venezuela’s immigration laws.The same vague grounds were used to deny entry to Colombian reporters César Moreno of Radio Caracol and Dora Glottman of Caracol TV and US reporters John Otis of NPR and Tim Wyss of the Miami Herald. Al-Jazeera’s Teresa Bo and Lagmi Chávez also suffered the same fate.Also related to the the opposition march yesterday, several journalists from TV News channel NTN24 reported that they were targeted with threats and verbal abuses by the National Gard. These acts of censorship are just the latest in a series of disturbing developments for media freedom in Venezuela:- 30 August: The headquarters of El Nacional, one of Venezuela’s leading dailies, was attacked by masked men who threw Molotov cocktails and excrement at his facade and left a leaflet entitled, “Is the 1 September protest the beginning of the end?” It was signed by “Chama Pueblo en Rebelión,” a pro-government group that previously vandalized the newspaper’s headquarters in June.- 24 August: Gunmen fired about 30 shots at the entrance to the headquarters of the Diario de Los Andes, a newspaper based in the western city of Valera, without causing any injuries.- 20 June: Two individuals on a motorcycle threw a grenade at the headquarters of the Maracay-based daily El Aragüeño, scattering leaflets with the message, “Digan la Verdad” (Tell the truth). Fortunately, the grenade did not explode.- 14 June: Five individuals vandalized the headquarters of the Ciudad Guayana-based newspaper Correo del Caroní, whose editor, David Natera Febres, was given a four-year jail term in March in connection with its coverage of alleged corruption involving a state-owned company.- 2 June: During street protests in Caracas against the economic crisis and food shortages, local and national media representatives were targeted by soldiers, police and some demonstrators. At least 19 journalists were the subject of various forms of aggression – including physical and verbal attacks, threats and the seizure or destruction of equipment – in the space of two hours, according to the NGO Espacio Público.- 21 April: The national guard forcibly expelled 13 journalists who were covering an event involving several parliamentarians at the headquarters of the National Electoral Council (CNE), which is examining the opposition’s application to hold a referendum to recall President Maduro. The journalists then had to flee from a group of pro-government demonstrators at the entrance to the CNE building. Stones were thrown at CNN en Español reporter Osmary Hernández’s vehicle, breaking three of its windows.- 19 April: Unidentified individuals smashed the windows of the premises of VTV, Venezuela’s state-owned national TV broadcaster, in the Caracas suburb of Sucre. Unlike other attacks on media outlets, this one elicited strong condemnation by several government officials.- 17 March: The Valencia-based daily El Carabobeño, one of Venezuela’s oldest newspapers, announced that it was printing its last issue because of the newsprint shortage that has affected the circulation of at least 46 newspapers in 15 of Venezuela’s states since August 2013.“Venezuela’s grave political and economic crisis does not in any way justify this series of attacks and acts of intimidation against the news media,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.“The argument of a ‘media war’ often raised by President Maduro in order to discredit the national and international media’s criticism of his government is unacceptable. It just exacerbates an already very tense climate for journalists. The provision of news and information is more essential than ever in these troubled times. The Venezuelan authorities must therefore do everything possible to guarantee an acceptable environment for the media.”As well as the emblematic cases cited above, there have been many other cases of attacks against journalists, arbitrary arrest, public insults by senior government officials and actions designed to block information.According to the Press and Society Institute (IPYS), a local NGO that monitors respect for media freedom, there have been no fewer than 13 attacks against media outlets since the start of the year. The National Press Workers Union (SNTP) has reported 176 media freedom violations since the start of the year, including 62 cases of intimidation and 22 acts of aggression.The police are acting in an increasingly hostile manner towards reporters covering demonstrations and food lines. The protests – which have steadily grown in frequency and have received increasing media coverage since 2014 – are systematically accompanied by acts of aggression towards local and foreign reporters, including threats, insults, theft of equipment, destruction of equipment and arbitrary arrest.Foreign reporters who wanted to cover last December’s parliamentary elections had to sign a good conduct pledge in which they accepted that their accreditation could be withdrawn if they fail to comply with certain conditions.The United Nations and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights special rapporteurs on freedom of expression wrote to the Venezuelan government on 4 August expressing deep concern about the erosion of media freedom in Venezuela.RSF points out that the Venezuelan government never implemented any of the 12 recommendations on freedom of expression that were made during Venezuela’s Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011.Venezuela is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. to go further VenezuelaAmericas Condemning abuses ViolenceFreedom of expression Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information September 2, 2016 Venezuela: constant violations of media freedom Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is very worried about the constant decline in respect for freedom of expression that has accompanied the growing economic and social crisis in Venezuela since the start of the year.After yesterday’s big demonstration in Caracas by political parties opposed to President Nicolas Maduro’s government, which several leading foreign journalists were prevented from covering, RSF sounds the alarm and looks back at recent key events. 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Pasadena Credit Union Kicks Off Financial Literacy Movement for Southern Californians

first_imgBusiness News Pasadena Credit Union Kicks Off Financial Literacy Movement for Southern Californians Financial Education Programs Developed to Help Everyone from Millennials and Boomers to Home Buyers and Single Moms Take Charge of Their Financial Future From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 | 12:20 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Subscribe Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Pasadena-based Wescom Credit Union announces the launch of “Did You Know?”, a financial education campaign delivering quick and easy methods for managing personal finances by simply being educated about banking basics. The  series of money-smart programs, financial tips, complementary financial consulting and mobile banking events will launch this week throughout Southern California.Wescom’s financial education opportunities cater to individuals and specific audiences from millennials to boomers, supporting financial literacy programs for everyone from first time home buyers and college students focusing on their future financial plan to refinancing car loans, lowering personal credit card interest rates and restructuring retirement plans. The goal of the campaign is to help individuals maintain an educated approach to their finances.Traditional banking terms and practices have long been considered complicated and mundane. Times have changed and consumers want a stronger stake hold and participation in their financial interests. Technology advancements and eServices have also brought about new and exciting opportunities to manage personal finances. Wescom’s financial education campaign was created to prove that the banking basics most people fear are actually quite simple.“Each stage of life has its own particular financial issues and every person has their own particular financial education needs. We want to help people realize that taking charge of their personal finances is not as difficult or time consuming as they may think,” states Darren Williams, CEO of Wescom. Adding, “We’re hoping to simplify the banking world, one individual at a time.”Wescom’s Financial Education portal, Wescom.org/DidYouKnow, offers tips, programs, and free resources for all walks of life, including:• My Generation (18-34 Years) – a money-smart start to your future• Boomers – restructuring retirement plans, Social Security calculations, information on trusts and insurance opportunities• Families – programs specifically designed for families, single parenting and youths• Homeowners/Home Buyers – knowing the facts and understanding the opportunities available when buying a home• College Students – important practices for a sound financial future – initially launched through UCLA’s student-athlete financial literacy program• Insurance Protection – understanding unique, important facts about insurance and the ability to obtain coverage without needing to go through a traditional insurance brokerAs part of the financial education program, Big Blue, Wescom’s Mobile Banking Unit, will be visiting neighborhoods and community events throughout Southern California. Measuring 18-feet tall, Big Blue is a traveling Wescom branch equipped with informative touch-screen TVs, a full service ATM machine, and an 88” flat screen TV on top of the fully decked out Big Blue truck. Financial experts are on hand to help the community learn about financial opportunities, assist in opening accounts and handle banking transactions. A full schedule of events is available at: https://www.wescom.org/events/index.asp.Click to Tweet – Helping the economy one individual at a time. @Liz_Wescom launches Financial Literacy CampaignThe Did you Know? campaign is an extension of Wescom’s Financial Literacy Program founded for college athletes. As the Official Financial Institution of UCLA Athletics, Wescom has been helping student-athletes sort out their financial future with programs that deliver access to financial experts and resources for financial planning and investments. Wescom Credit Union also proudly supports UCLA Football home games with the Wescom Fan Zone at the Rose Bowl Stadium.About Wescom Credit UnionSince 1934, Wescom Credit Union has been dedicated to helping members throughout Southern California build better lives. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, Wescom now has 22 branches providing essential banking solutions to nearly 200,000 members. Like all credit unions, Wescom is a nonprofit financial cooperative, and their members are their owners. This means their excess earnings benefit each one of their member-owners with such benefits as lower loan rates, higher savings yields, reduced fees, and a robust network of branches and ATMs. For more information, please visit www.wescom.org. 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Five Acres Announces Corporate Partnership with Gamble Jones Investment Counsel

first_imgGiving Back Five Acres Announces Corporate Partnership with Gamble Jones Investment Counsel From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 3, 2017 | 11:08 am 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. HerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Five Acres, a child and family service organization, and Gamble Jones Investment Counsel, a leader in wealth management, have announced a strategic partnership in conjunction with Five Acres’ new Corporate Partnership Program. The partnership provides Five Acres and Gamble Jones the opportunity to heighten the visibility of both agencies and advocate for the more than 20,000 children currently living in foster care in L.A. County. The new partnership highlights both agencies’ commitment to the safety and well-being of the children and families in our community.Gamble Jones Investment Counsel will partner with Five Acres for the annual advocacy campaign promoting National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April, rooted in community awareness, safety, and keeping families together. The corporate partnership will include co-branding of the two agencies, in-service days, and a cross promotion of both of their services.“We know the importance of investing in our community and we are proud to partner with Five Acres – an amazing organization that has served children and families for over 129 years!” said Alison Gamble, President of Gamble Jones Investment Counsel.Gamble Jones was founded in 1956 to serve the investment needs of individuals, families and non-profit organizations. Managing over $1 billion in client assets, Gamble Jones Investment Counsel serves clients through a seasoned team of relationship managers, investment analysts and a Client Service Team. Gamble Jones founder, James N. Gamble, was the great grandson of David Gamble, founder of Proctor and Gamble. Jim’s vision in 1956 was to create a firm that could do more than exclusively offer portfolio management advice. He wanted the firm to be a family office that could serve as a resource for clients in the numerous areas of their finances as well.“Partnering with Gamble Jones, a longstanding community establishment with a shared mission of serving the needs of children and families in our backyard, is a privilege for Five Acres and an opportunity with their support to expand more awareness of the critical need of keeping families safe and intact. Thank you Gamble Jones for your care and heart!” said Jennifer Berger, Five Acres Chief Advancement Officer.Five Acres is a child and family service agency ensuring every child has a safe, healthy and permanent family solution through advocacy, prevention and evidence-based services. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers programs spanning a full continuum of care including community – based counseling and support services, intensive residential care, a therapeutic school for special needs students, and foster care and adoption services. In 2015, Five Acres served over 8,700 children and their families across five counties. Visit 5acres.org for more information. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Community News More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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