FSN secures investment from Stars Group veterans

first_img Email Address 16th June 2020 | By Conor Mulheir FSN secures investment from Stars Group veterans DFS Regions: LATAM US Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Digital sports media group Futbol Sites Network Group (FSN) has joined forces with highly experienced gaming executives Jordan Gnat, Robin Chhabra and Andy Clerkson, in a bid to expand the network’s global reach. Tags: Fantasy Sports Topics: Sports betting DFS Digital sports media group Futbol Sites Network Group (FSN) has joined forces with highly experienced gaming executives Jordan Gnat, Robin Chhabra and Andy Clerkson, in a bid to expand the network’s global reach.The group owns and operates more than ten sports websites, aimed at sports fans in Latin America, and in Hispanic communities across the USA.Together, Gnat, Chhabra and Clerkson have acquired a significant interest in the group, and Gnat has been appointed vice-chairman. He previously served as group senior vice president of The Stars Group, where Chhabra also sat on the executive committee, before becoming chief executive of the Fox Bet joint venture with Fox Sports.Clerkson, meanwhile, was a key figure in helping The Stars Group and Fox Sports set up that joint venture, which is now available to customers in states such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania.“I am honoured that [FSN] have chosen me, Robin and Andy to be part of their winning team,” Gnat said. “We look forward to bringing our over 60 years of combined sports, media and gaming knowledge and experience to the company.Federico Grinberg, chief executive of FSN, added: “With passion, focus and perseverance we expanded operations all across LatAm and the US. Now, we are ready to take the company to the next level by joining forces with Jordan, Robin and Andy.”“Having these three super stars as investors, and Jordan on our board, will help FSN expand its network as well as its global reach.”Read the full story on iGB North America AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group ( 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited Group ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Group) is a leading financial institution offering retail and corporate banking services in Uganda through its subsidiary company. KCB Group offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in treasury bills and bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( HY2019 Presentation

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (  2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

‘My back felt his shoulder’ – Barrett on that Dane Coles cheap shot

first_imgMonday Jun 15, 2020 ‘My back felt his shoulder’ – Barrett on that Dane Coles cheap shot While Beauden Barrett celebrated his debut for the Blues with a convincing 30-20 win over his old team at Eden Park, the match was full of subplots, one of which was the battle between himself and former teammate Dane Coles.ADVERTISEMENTAll Black hooker Coles scored a great try early in the game, sprinting 25m down the right wing before Barrett came across in cover in an attempt to stop him.The Blues fullback had no chance, despite a good effort to bump him into touch.“Fair play to him,” Barrett said post match of the hooker’s effort.“He’s pretty good in the wide channel and in the space, so a guy like him should be able to finish against someone like me.”After Coles finished, he marched straight to Barrett to give him a gobful, and the All Black flyer got quite comically caught in the middle of the Hurricanes celebrations.ADVERTISEMENTThe two met again later in the match, with Coles on the losing side of the scoreline and probably a bit frustrated, so he put a cheap shot in on his mate.“My back felt his shoulder towards the end of the game,” Barrett said with a smile post match.“I don’t know where it came from, but I’ll have to look at the tape…”ADVERTISEMENTAs the footage of the Coles late shot below shows, Barrett wasn’t having any of it. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Villa Veth / 123DV

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Christiaan de BruijneText description provided by the architects. Between forest and meadows lies a varied landscape. High, dry, sandy dunes interspersed with heather, willow bushes and grasslands. An ideal setting if you like the outdoors, like the inhabitants of this villa in Hattem. Save this picture!© Christiaan de BruijneRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40The living area of this bungalow with woodland is orientated to the south. So lovely, that sun out on the terrace. The glass wall of the living area towards the spacious patio is designed transparent to minimize the boundary between inside and outside. From the inside of the house this provides a maximum experience of the garden and the rest of the surroundings. Because of the large canopy and floor heating, it is also nice to be onthe terrace on autumn days. Save this picture!© Christiaan de BruijneFrom the entrance side the carport of the bungalow appears to be hovering. It is a simple architectural approach with a great visual effect. The house looks sleek and abstract on the outside, but has a warm and cozy interior. The furniture in the living room is all custom designed. The kitchen, storage space, fireplace, piano and audio equipment form an integral part of the wall unit.Save this picture!© Christiaan de BruijneProject gallerySee allShow lessInternational 2011 Piranesi AwardsArticlesHarvard GSD Sukkah Design Build Competition WinnerArticles Share ArchDaily Houses 2011 Area:  475 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Villa Veth / 123DVSave this projectSaveVilla Veth / 123DV Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Villa Veth / 123DV Projects Architects: 123DV Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Christiaan de Bruijne+ 18 Share “COPY” The Netherlands CopyHouses•Hattem, The Netherlands CopyAbout this office123DVOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesHattemThe NetherlandsPublished on November 30, 2011Cite: “Villa Veth / 123DV” 30 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Veth 别墅 / 123DV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 streamlast_img read more

New Cliffside Residential Complex Proposal / Romano Adolini Ar…

first_img New Cliffside Residential Complex Proposal / Romano Adolini Architetto Housing CopyAbout this officeRomano Adolini ArchitettoOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingCivita CastellanaHousingResidentialItalyPublished on April 18, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “New Cliffside Residential Complex Proposal / Romano Adolini Architetto” 18 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Read commentsSave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 “COPY” CopyRomano Adolini Architetto shared with us their design for a new residential complex, carved into the vertical face of an abandoned tufa stone quarry in Civita Castellana, near Viterbo, Italy. Their scheme is a modern reinterpretation of a manner of living and behaving which responds to the need to distance oneself from outside, a new dimension of hidden isolation, of seeking silence and meditation. It is also a new solution to the rehabilitation of quarry sites, currently abandoned and forgotten industrial by-products, located in wonderful landscapes and destined otherwise to become illegal dumping grounds. More images and architects’ description after the break.Save this picture!Courtesy of Romano Adolini ArchitettoThe building is located in a landscape characterized by steep natural gorges, where there are extensive remains of both religious and residential ancient cave structures and settlements. A settlement for “cosmic era cavemen” as expressed by the author Ermanno Rea, whose purpose is to reinstate the cave as an archetypal dwelling that has cultural and anthropological significance in the relationship between man and nature.  Save this picture!modelIt represents an intervention in the negative, of subtraction: the enormous south-facing tufa wall perforated with geometric openings that filter natural light into the large double-height spaces, characterized by niches and rooms carved into the rock. Save this picture!section 01A perimeter body of water reflects the rising walls that still bear the signs of cutting tools used to quarry, accentuating the sense of isolation and defense, equipped with wooden bridges that function as links to a system of stairways, inspired by Piranesi, a passageway of transition between exterior and interior.Project gallerySee allShow lessSYN City ExhibitionEventKotor Architectural Prison Summer SchoolEvent Share New Cliffside Residential Complex Proposal / Romano Adolini ArchitettoSave this projectSaveNew Cliffside Residential Complex Proposal / Romano Adolini Architetto ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of Romano Adolini ArchitettoWritten by Alison Furuto Share Italylast_img read more

Anna Southall appointed Acting Chair of the Big Lottery Fund

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Anna Southall appointed Acting Chair of the Big Lottery Fund  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Funding Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 18 November 2010 | News Anna Southall, Vice Chair of the Big Lottery Fund, has been confirmed as Acting Chair of the Fund. She takes up the position from Sir Clive Booth who has headed the Fund’s Board for seven years and who will step down at the end of this month.Although the recruitment process for the new Chair had begun, it did so before the Government, following its Comprehensive Spending Review, transferred policy responsibility for the Fund from the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) to the Cabinet Office. The latter organisation plans to make changes to the role and remit of the Fund, but these were not of course included in the original role specification.So, the recruitment process will begin again with a revised set of selection criteria.Meanwhile, Southall takes up her Acting Chair role at the end of the 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Free Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva – #LulaLivre

first_imgThe following is a statement released June 11 by The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, a network of concerned individuals from several countries in Europe, Latin America and North America dedicated to help defend the sovereignty of developing nations. Formerly the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5, the ICPJD’s main objective is now to raise awareness among the people of the United States about the effects of the U.S. blockade against the Cuban people, and to defend developing nations. Since 2016 we have been denouncing the judicial, media and parliamentary coup against Dilma Rousseff, who was stripped from power, with the aim of destroying the Workers’ Party of Brazil (PT) and its historic leader Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva in order to prevent him from returning to the presidency.Removing Dilma from power, replacing her with the usurper Michel Temer, launching a fierce persecution against Lula, imprisoning him without evidence, violating constitutional guarantees of the right to due process, and preventing him [from being] a candidate in the elections was the script used to prevent him from redirecting the destiny of Latin America’s largest country.The judicial plot concocted in the Lava Jato operation, initially promoted by the PT itself, was directed by the prosecutor of the Federal Public Ministry, Deltan Dallagnol, who formed the “anti-corruption” prosecutors’ task force, the case of which fell intentionally to former examining magistrate Sergio Moro, who was awarded the post of Minister of Justice by the current far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.We have always claimed that Lula was innocent, that Lula was the object of political witch hunt, as are other Latin American leaders such as Cristina Fernández of Argentina, Jorge Glass and Rafael Correa of Ecuador.This past Sunday, June 9, the Brazilian correspondent for the digital magazine The Intercept brought to light the truth by publishing a series of telegram messages that highlight the gross violations of the Brazilian Constitution and the irregularities committed by Sergio Moro and Prosecutor Dallagnol to plot the condemnation of Lula and ultimately gave Bolsonaro power.Concerning the ownership of Guarujá’s famous apartment, for which Lula was accused and convicted of owning but never did, prosecutor Dallagnol himself expressed doubts about how to build the case to indict the PT leader. Judge Moro, who always boasted of supposed impartiality, was in fact the one who suggested, advised and indicated how to invent and carry out the crude assembly of corruption to incriminate Lula. Moro always denied it was all politically motivated against Lula, but what The Intercept revealed proves otherwise. Moro consulted Dallagnol and guided him in the investigations; in one of the chats he suggests contacting a source against Lula. Dallagnol later explains that he called the source, but the source wouldn’t talk. “I’m thinking of making a subpoena [to the source], even based on apocryphal news,” says Dallagnol. The montage to criminalize the PT, Dilma and Lula was brewed for more than two years, from 2015 to 2017. In 2018, prosecutors coordinated how to prevent an interview with Lula requested by the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper and authorized by Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court prior to the elections. They [needed] to prevent Lula from publicly asking the people to vote for Fernando Haddad. In one of the leaked messages a prosecutor says: “The decision (of the Supreme Court to authorize the interview) has no date, so we can schedule it after the election.” Lula was silenced to favor the election of Bolsonaro who presented himself to the electorate as the champion of anti-corruption.The messages that [have] come to light reveal the sinister plot against Lula and hatred of the PT. Glen Greenwald, an investigative reporter for The Intercept, … [a] prestigious journalist awarded the Pulitzer for revealing Edward Snowden’s revelations about the secret PRISM surveillance program, assures that “the file provided by our source is one of the largest in the history of journalism.” It contains explosive secrets in chats, audios and documents about Dallagnol, Moro and many powerful factions. Our reporting is just beginning.”This developing Morogate could be transformed into a Brazilgate [to end Bolsonaro’s presidency]; it reminds us of the infamous Watergate case and how the revelations of two journalists about the illegal wiretapping at the headquarters of the Democratic Party ended [U.S. President] Nixon’s government.Moro and Dallagnol acted in a calculated, coordinated manner, mocking the Constitution of Brazil and the principle of impartiality, to imprison Lula and prevent the triumph of the PT. The flawed trial against Lula must be annulled.The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity demands once again the immediate freedom of Lula, the public recognition of his innocence and the decriminalization of the PT.Sergio Moro, Dallagnol and all those who mocked the principle of justice to strip Dilma of power condemn Lula and hand Brazil over to the hands of the fascist Bolsonaro are the ones who must be tried and condemned.We hope our solidarity will reach the people and workers of Brazil who will paralyze the country, demanding respect for their rights and gains achieved, and the freedom of Lula, in the general strike they will carry out on June 14.A lot of strength to the workers, peasants and students of Brazil. Much strength and hope to Lula who will soon be free. #LulaLivre.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Labor Department Issues Final Rule to Update Adverse Effect Wage Rate…

first_img SHARE By USDA Communications – Nov 2, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE Labor Department Issues Final Rule to Update Adverse Effect Wage Rate to Protect Workers, Help Farmers Home Indiana Agriculture News Labor Department Issues Final Rule to Update Adverse Effect Wage Rate to… Facebook Twitter The U.S. Department of Labor Monday announced a final rule that updates the methodology for determining the annual Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) in the H-2A visa program.The AEWR is a minimum wage rate that provides a floor below which the wages of agricultural workers cannot be negotiated. Requiring employers to pay the AEWR when it is the highest applicable wage is the primary way the Department meets its statutory obligation to certify that the employment of foreign workers will not adversely affect workers in the United States similarly employed. The new rule improves the consistency of the AEWRs, provides stronger protections for workers, and establishes better stability and predictability for employers in complying with their wage obligations.“This final rule provides greater consistency and predictability in the H-2A nonimmigrant visa program,” said Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training John Pallasch. “It is a victory for farmers, agricultural workers, and the American people, who rely on a vibrant agricultural sector to supply food for our families.”For the vast majority of agricultural jobs, the rule uses the average hourly wages for field and livestock workers (combined), as reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Labor Survey published in November 2019, as the AEWRs for field and livestock worker occupations through calendar year 2022. Beginning in 2023, and annually thereafter, the Department will adjust these AEWRs by the percentage change in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries for the preceding 12-month period.For all other agricultural jobs, the Department will set and annually adjust the AEWRs using the average hourly wages for the occupational classification reported by the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey program. These agricultural jobs are often supervisory or higher skilled/uniquely skilled, such as construction jobs, which pay higher wages than typical farming occupations. Using the OES survey to establish AEWRs for these higher-skilled jobs will allow the Department to consistently establish occupation-specific AEWRs to better reflect the wages paid for such jobs and better protect against adverse effect on similarly employed United States workers.The changes implemented in this rule also address stakeholder concerns about the potential for significant and unpredictable wage changes from year-to-year associated with the Department’s prior AEWR methodology, while ensuring better wage protections for United States workers similarly employed in higher-skilled agricultural jobs. More predictable wage adjustments in the H-2A program will help American farmers plan and budget for their workforce needs, and ensure that wages in the H-2A program keep pace with steadily increasing wages in the wider economy. By taking this action, the Department is protecting U.S. workers and helping farmers keep food on America’s tables.The Department intends to issue a second final rule to finalize the remainder of the July 29, 2019, proposed rule that will govern other aspects of the certification of agricultural labor or services performed by H-2A workers, and enforcement of the contractual obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers.“This rule shows once again President Trump’s commitment to America’s farmers by delivering lower costs when they need it the most,” said Secretary Sonny Perdue. “Over the past several years farm wages have increased at a higher pace than other industries, which is why this DOL rule could not come at a better time. This is an example of good government that will ensure greater stability for farmers and help them make long term business decisions rather than facing uncertainty year after year.”Read the final rule here. The final rule will publish in the Federal Register at a later date.The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights. Previous articlePurdue Center for Commercial Ag to Host Free Corn, Soybean Outlook WebinarNext articleCold, Wet Weather Slows Indiana Harvest, On Pace with Five-Year Average USDA Communicationslast_img read more

Crime reporter badly injured in shooting attack in Veracruz state

first_img November 26, 2018 Crime reporter badly injured in shooting attack in Veracruz state NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Protecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Mexican authorities to quickly identify those responsible for the attempted murder of newspaper reporter Rodrigo Acuña Morales in the eastern state of Veracruz on 23 November, and to step up protection for journalists in this state, one of Mexico’s most dangerous regions for media personnel. Reports Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Mexico Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 5, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies A crime and court reporter for the Voz de Tenayuca regional newspaper and editor of the Diario de Tepetzintla local online newspaper, Rodrigo Acuña Morales, 40, was returning to his home in the town of Tepetzintla with his one-year-old son when he was shot and wounded by two gunmen.He was rushed in a critical condition to a hospital in the nearby city of Tuxpan, where he underwent an emergency operation for serious gunshot injuries to the lungs. Doctors later described his condition as stable.The Veracruz political authorities have not yet issued any official statement about the shooting, but the Veracruz State Commission for the Attention and Protection of Journalists (CEAPP) announced that an investigation was under way and contacted Acuña’s family with the aim of providing assistance and protection.“We call for a rapid and impartial investigation into this murder attempt and we ask the Veracruz authorities to guarantee the safety of this journalist and his family,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau.“At least 23 journalists have been murdered in Veracruz state since 2000. It is clear that neither the federal nor local government has understood the gravity of this situation. There is an urgent need to step up protection for the region’s journalists and to identify and punish those responsible for the many attacks.”In a report published in February 2017, entitled “Veracruz: journalists and the state of fear,” RSF provided a detailed account of the critical situation for journalists in Veracruz state. The most recent fatal victim was Leobardo Vázquez Atzin, who was gunned down outside his home in Gutiérrez Zamora, in the north of the state, on 21 March.The journalist Ana Ledesma meanwhile miraculously escaped a murder attempt in Cozumel, in the southeastern state of Quintana Roo, on 22 November.Mexico is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. MexicoAmericas Protecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence Help by sharing this information News to go further April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more