Gold hits new record high against dollar

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Czech Minister pledges exclusion scheme launch in mid-2020

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Email Address 14th November 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Czech Minister pledges exclusion scheme launch in mid-2020center_img Czech finance minister Alena Schillerová hailed the effect of the country’s 2017 Gambling Act, and revealed that an exclusion register to block a range of individuals – both voluntarily and involuntarily – from gambling would launch next year.However, the country’s national drug policy coordinator has warned about the increase of online gambling in the Czech Republic, and suggested further controls may be needed.Speaking at the Czech national gambling conference that took place on 5 November in Prague, Schillerová said that the exclusion register would go launch in mid-2020.This will not only include players that self-exclude, but also those on welfare, those who are bankrupt, people who have received treatment for gambling addiction as well as players that voluntarily excluded. Anyone listed would be unable to gamble either online or in person.“We are moving forward in setting up the exclusion register,” Schillerová said. “We will publish technical documentation at the turn of this year and we will start testing after the new year so that this register will be operational in mid-2020.”Schillerová added that the Czech Republic’s 2017 gambling act, regulated online gambling in the country for the first time, had been a major success in limiting the ability of black market operators to attract Czech customers.“The gambling law has changed it all,” Schillerová said. “It opened up the market to foreign operators, which allowed their regulation and proper taxation. It introduced mandatory registration of all online gambling players, thus preventing the participation of persons under 18 in gambling, it also brought important measures for their protection and helped to reduce the black market.”“Only in the first month following the law coming into effect, 90% of illegal online gambling has disappeared from the Czech market. A total of 121 websites have already been blocked. In total, fines amounting to CZK615.1m were imposed for the illegal operation of online gambling. For operating online games in violation of the law or the game plan, final penalties of CZK360,000 were imposed.”Schillerová added that governing gambling online was, and continues to be, a particular challenge for the Czech government.“Despite the fundamental progress in setting up modern gambling regulation and enforcing the rules of the game, we naturally did not rest on our laurels, especially the Internet. Responding to new trends in this area is another challenge for us.”However, at the same event, national drug policy coordinator Jarmila Vedralová said she was concerned about the prevalence of online gambling, especially among young men. The Czech national monitoring centre for drugs and addiction said in a release on 7 November that more than 45% of all gambling money is deposited online.“Currently, all indicators of online gambling are growing, the proportion of online players among pathological players is increasing, and online sports betting is the biggest problem,” Vedralová said. “Young men are particularly at risk of problem gambling in the online environment.“It is this dependency that our next steps are targeting. It is not a matter of deleting new technologies from life, but it is important to find a balance in their use.”In April, Schillerová’s Finance Ministry proposed a hike in gambling taxes, from 23% of GGR for all gambling except gaming machines to 30% of GGR for lotteries, live games and bingo operators and 25% for fixed-odds betting. In May, these taxes, some of the funds from  will be used to support problem gambling initiatives, were passed.In June, the Czech General Directorate of Finance told iGamingBusiness that revenue from regulated gambling in the country fell 21.3% in 2018 to CZK31.3bn (£1.1bn/€1.2bn/$1.4bn), with the decline down to a lower contribution from slot machines. Czech finance minister Alena Schillerová hailed the effect of the country’s 2017 Gambling Act, and revealed that an exclusion register to block a range of individuals – both voluntarily and involuntarily – from gambling would launch next year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Czech Republiclast_img read more

Sports Business : FIBA knocks on IOC doors for financial support

first_img Formula 1 Cricket Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter SHARE F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Kahveci scores for Turkey to reduce deficit; Follow Live Updates As expected, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has confirmed it will be seeking financial support offered by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to help governing bodies navigate the financial crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. Though the organization has repeatedly insisted it is financially stable, according to a report by insidethegames has revealed that the governing body for the sport of basketball has reached out to IOC for ‘aid package’.A spokesperson for FIBA told insidethegames the organisation is in talks with the IOC about how it can access part of the $150 million “aid package” set aside by the IOC for the international sports federations during these Covid19 times. FIBA is yet to ascertain the nature of support they are looking from the IOC.It is worth noting that most of the International Federations are struggling for funds currently primarily because of one reason i.e because Tokyo 2020 being postponed to the next year, the IOC Revenue Shares to everyone also stands postponed. This has caused huge cash-flow issues for various federations. FIBA, based in the Swiss municipality of Mies, is in the second tier of Federations, along with football, cycling, volleyball and tennis, and would have received the bulk of its $25.95 million payout from its share of the Olympic Games revenue in September. The absence of the same and drying up of other revenue sources due to Covid19 has put FIBA in difficult financial position.IOC declares – Support to be given but after assessment of needs for everyoneIOC had declared $150 Mn aid package for the struggling associations but has said the funds will only be released after assessment of needs.The IOC has said support will “come in different forms and will be decided after an assessment of needs and on a case-by-case basis”. “FIBA is in constant communication with the IOC in this respect and the matter is currently in progress,” the spokesperson for FIBA told the website. Cricket Latest Sports News by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerUndoCBS NewsThink Your Commute Is Safe? You Need To See This.CBS NewsUndoGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityUndo“Considering this is a process affecting also other IFs, we will await further announcements by the IOC.”The FIBA spokesperson said it had not yet applied for a loan covered by the initiative.“Once we receive further information we will be in a position to evaluate whether FIBA is eligible for such scheme and, if yes, whether we will apply,” the spokesperson added.The International Weightlifting Federation, the International Handball Federation and the International Shooting Sport Federation are among those to have turned down financial support from the IOC.Meanwhile FIBA has begun planning for the World Cup 2023The board of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 has begun plans for the event. At a video conference meeting last week the board members discussed the governance and management structure for the tournament in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines. Subjects included financial strategies and finalization of the master plan for the World Cup, which will be the first to be held in multiple countries.FIBA is eager to build on the perceived success of the 2019 event in China, which involved a record 32 teams and was won by Spain. The board is chaired by FIBA central board member and senior International Olympic Committee figure Richard Carrion and also comprises FIBA president Hamane Niang, FIBA secretary general Andreas Zagklis and other central board members Manuel V. Pangilinan, Erick Thohir and Yuko Mitsuya.Carrion said: “We were all witness to an incredible event last year in China. The next FIBA Basketball World Cup will be brought to another level in 2023, taking place in Asia across three countries, and we are looking forward to the continued collaboration with these host nations.”The next World Cup, which will again involve 32 teams, will tip off with a group phase in all three host countries, with the final phase to be played in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. The tournament is scheduled for 25 August to 10 September. 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Get to know Argentina’s Pablo Matera

first_img Get to know Argentina’s Pablo MateraIT WAS a barnstorming performance before they even reached the field. Standing in the tunnel, non-playing members of the Jaguares squad were chanting and clapping, squeezing in tight so that the starting team had to battle through a party to head onto 
the pitch for their Super Rugby semi-final against the Brumbies.Unsurprisingly, back-row boss Pablo Matera was bouncing, bringing the most energy to his escape. During the game he was just as vigorous. The Jaguares crushed the Aussie side 39-7.In the Super Rugby final the Argentinian outfit succumbed to the Crusaders. However, Matera was again to the fore and took the Man of the Match gong.His rise has been jet-fuelled but it all could have been so different.Roar: With Jaguares (Getty Images)“To be honest, my family had nothing to do with rugby,” Matera tells Rugby World of his start in the game. “Here the main sport is football so any young kid will start playing that. But after the 2007 World Cup, rugby started growing a lot in Argentina. Like many kids, I was really enthusiastic about learning the game, so I went to Alumni, my home club, and started developing there.“After 2007 it was something really new. Nobody knew we could go that far. As a nation we have been very amateur, but that year we had so many players who were professional in Europe. That was a great team and they knew every player in France as so many played there. I think that’s why we were able to beat them twice at that World Cup and finish third.“It was maybe the biggest thing in Argentinian rugby history.”Matera began running amok on the fields of Alumni as he turned 15, but the spark plug would soon be marked for something special. By his own admission he did not think of the Pumas at first, only of playing with his mates. But at 17 he was taken to an U20s camp.Missing out on that Junior World Championship spurred him on. The next year he was taken to South Africa with the rep side, playing the Boks in a semi-final at a packed Newlands. Then and there he decided he wanted to make a senior World Cup.He played with the U20s the next year too, in France. But after that trip he was whisked off play for the senior Pumas in all six Rugby Championship ties.“It was all really fast,” Matera, 26, says, in an ample understatement.The changes didn’t stop there. “Marcos Ayerza was playing for Leicester Tigers and he was the one who told me their coach was interested in me. That’s when I realised I could go to Europe. Leader of men: Pablo Matera in the tunnel (Getty Images) Related: Argentina 28-12 Tonga“I didn’t think about it, I just said ‘yes’. So two days later, after the Rugby Championship, I was moving to England. I was very young, didn’t think much, but I don’t regret it because I learnt a lot there and improved my game.”Matera admits to frustrations. He was on a treadmill that had been spinning for some time, going from junior caps to his senior debut for Alumni, making an Argentina XV, playing in a Rugby Championship and then landing in Leicester.He found the language difficult so new systems were tough, the weather was alien to him, he had more admin to deal with than any young man living at home with mum and three sisters ever has 
to do and, he laughs, he couldn’t find any meat quite as good as 
he was used to in Argentina.Fierce rivals: Attacking the All Blacks (Getty Images)He wanted to quit the Tigers due to a lack of games, but his mum convinced him to see out his contract. He was then one of the few pros to join the Jaguares in their early days, when many incomers were amateurs. Now he appreciates lessons from Europe.His franchise have improved yearly, as has he. People all over the globe know his name. And they know the passion he brings (it comes as no surprise that when he was asked to captain the Pumas last year – taking over from the legendary Agustín Creevy – his first call was to his mum).Matera has played in one World Cup, but with this one more eyes will be on him. He says: “People in Argentina are really excited because the Jaguares had a great season. People think that their players are able to beat any team.“We’re concerned that Jaguares rugby and international rugby are a different thing and that having a great season with the club will not mean a great year with the Pumas. We need to improve a lot in order to continue winning games.“And we are in the most difficult pool (with England and France). Losing against France in the first game will make it really difficult to go through to the quarter-finals.“But it being in Japan will make no difference to us. Many of us have already played there. We will prepare for the tournament in Australia, so we will be fine with the difference in time zones.”Things can feel so manageable when you’ve spent your career trajectory riding on a rocket.This article originally appeared in the October issue of Rugby World magazine. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Captain, totem, powerhouse – there will be no missing the Pumas flanker in Japan Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Vision for 100 new churches in London begins with first…

Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Anglican Communion Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Vision for 100 new churches in London begins with first new purpose-built church in 40 years AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] The Bishop of Edmonton has dedicated a new church in London – the first purpose-built church in the diocese of London for 40 years. The new Saint Francis in the Engine Room Church is part of ambitious plans to see 100 new Christian communities planted in the diocese, which covers the part of London situated north of the River Thames. Elsewhere in the city, planners have given consent for the 1970s Holy Trinity Church in Swiss Cottage to be demolished and be replaced by a new £11-million six-story complex including a 450-seat auditorium, recording studio and accommodation for vulnerable young people.Read the entire article here. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Nov 22, 2017 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Rector Collierville, TN read more

Justgiving survey finds online fundraising does generate new donors

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis According to a survey by online fundraising site Justgiving, one in three online donors would not have donated at all if they had been unable to do so online. Also, they gave because they had been asked by a friend, not by a charity.Almost a third (31.3%) of people sponsoring a friend online through Justgiving said they would simply not bother if they were asked to donate using cash or cheques. In addition, most of them gave because their friend had asked them to, not because they had been asked by a charity.Justgiving say that their survey’s results show that charities that enable their supporters to donate and raise funds online are attracting more donations, and tapping into brand new sources of revenues. Advertisementcenter_img James Grieve, marketing manager at Justgiving, said: “This survey powerfully illustrates the attractiveness of online donations in our time-poor society. People no longer have the time or inclination to write a cheque, find an envelope, buy a stamp and walk to the post box. They want to make a donation in seconds online.” The survey also demonstrated the effectiveness of online peer-to-peer fundraising for gathering new prospects. Each respondent to the survey had been asked by a friend to donate, rather than by a charity. Indeed, 41.5% admitted they had never even heard of that charity previously.Grieve added: “a single page built for any event, appeal or occasion can reach hundreds or even thousands of new prospects worldwide with a peer-to-peer call to action that is far more compelling than any charity’s marketing material. Charities then have the opportunity to convert them to regular giving.”Justgiving surveyed 1,209 people who visited to donate to a friend’s online fundraising page between 16/06/05 and 01/07/05.Of the 1,209 people surveyed, half (49.9%) were 31 to 50-years-old. Just over a quarter (27.4%) were under 30 and 22.7% were 51-years-old or over.To date, over 95,000 people have raised more than £30 million online for over 1,200 charities through Justgiving survey finds online fundraising does generate new donors Howard Lake | 17 July 2005 | Newslast_img read more

Diabetes Type 1 Video

first_img Tagged with: Digital YouTube  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Diabetes Type 1 Video Howard Lake | 3 November 2008 | News Diabetes UK Type 1 Video – Press ReleaseDiabetes UK, the largest UK charity working for people with diabetes, has released a short, quirky film called ‘The Bendy Bus’ created to educate people about Type 1 diabetes.The film tells the story from the perspective of school children on the bus and their reaction to one of them who needs to inject insulin. In showing some of the day to day issues people with the condition face it helps to dispel some of the myths and the common confusion with Type 2 diabetes.The bendy bus project included a number of budding actors with Type 1 diabetes. It is part of the ‘My life’ initiative from Diabetes UK which offers information and support to young people with diabetes. You can help spread the message by downloading a link to the video onto your mobile phone by texting BUS to 84383. (The video is free however you will need a web enabled phone and standard network charges may apply).Alternatively users are able to watch the Diabetes Type 1 Video on YouTube and other video sharing sites. Further videos including interviews with the actors and behind the scenes footage is also available online and on the Diabetes UK mobile internet site that has recently been set up for the project.Information about Diabetes UK projects and initiatives are publicly available on the Diabetes UK Facebook page and via the new Diabetes UK Twitter account.Sharing the Diabetes UK ‘Bendy Bus’ videoIf you have a website, blog or social networking profile feel free to post the video by using the embed codes from the link below:‘The Bendy Bus’ was created in partnership with Nitro Mobile & Nitro Digital. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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

Commentary: Living the Misinformed Life

first_img Commentary: Living the Misinformed Life Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Nov 6, 2017 Facebook Twitter We are living in the information age. In fact it is impossible today to get away from information. From social media meams, to news sound bites, to advertising slogans, we are drowning in information. If by some chance there is a bit of information you want to know, there are artificial intelligence creations on your phone, computer, or television who will find out the fact you want if you just simply ask. The term Google it, has become part of the English language. Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average, which translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide. So with all this information at our disposel why are people still so uninformed on key issues relateing to the food they eat.A study by Florida State University shows consumers believe that the term “organic” and “non-GMO” are the same. The researchers concluded from their data that, “Consumers do not distinguish definitions of the two food labels.” In other words consumers have definite opinions about organic and GM food products but they have not taken the few seconds necessary to understand the difference or what each means in regard to the health, safety, and nutrition of the food they are about to buy and consume.This level of misinformation is not limited to those of us who wonder the aisles of food stores reading labels. It also applies to top government officials who are in charge of regulating the food supply. U.S. undersecretary of trade, Ted McKinney spent last week in India, trying to promote U.S. farm exports. This included ethanol. India uses ethanol but has refused to import DDGs, a biproduct of ethanol production that is used to feed livestock. When McKinney inquired about why they did not import DDGs, he was told because DDGs were GMO products. He then had to explain to Indian officials that DDGs were not GMO products. Since they are a biproduct of corn used to make ethanol, the grain is denatured in the process and any GM material are eliminated.Similarly, basic nutrition facts about common everyday food products like milk, meat, sugar, salt, and gluten, are available in a few Nano seconds on your phone. Yet many food purchases and biases are based on misinformation or no information. If you want to eat organic, that’s fine but make it an informed choice and know what the term organic really means about the food you are purchasing.Of course, our information distribution systems are good at disseminating false and misleading information as well as factual information. Distinguishing between truth and twaddle does take a little effort. Too often today, people are not willing to make the investment in time or mental effort to learn the truth.With the amount of information available today about everything in our world and almost instant access to have to all of it, there is no excuse for making an uninformed decision or leading a misinformed life.By Gary Truitt Home Commentary Commentary: Living the Misinformed Life Previous articleFarm Bureau has Mixed Reaction to Tax Reform PlanNext articleBower Trading Strategy Report: Global Demand Will Lift Prices Gary Truitt SHARE SHARElast_img read more

DRC: Congolese reporter charged with violating Covid-19 restrictions

first_img Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression February 24, 2021 Find out more News “We urge the authorities to drop all charges against this journalist, who had no place being in prison,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The Congolese authorities and security forces must allow journalists to work freely. Their job of reporting the news is absolutely essential for combatting the coronavirus epidemic effectively.” Froger added: “This latest imprisonment of a journalist also speaks to the urgency of adopting a moratorium on arrests of journalists in the DRC. Only firm political decisions of this kind, taken at the highest level of the state, will be capable of reducing the still very numerous abuses against journalists in the DRC.” The programme director of Fondation Daniel Madimba, a radio station based in Mbuji-Mayi, the provincial capital, Faustin Mbiya was arrested on 9 May on his return from producing a broadcast in Tshilenge, 25 km to the east. He was freed on bail of 300,000 Congolese francs (160 euros) on 12 May pending trial on charges of “violating emergency health measures” and “insulting the provincial authorities.” Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma May 15, 2020 DRC: Congolese reporter charged with violating Covid-19 restrictions Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian RSF_en According to RSF’s tally, a total of 26 journalists have been arrested in connection with their coronavirus coverage in sub-Saharan Africa since the start of the epidemic, and around 20 have been attacked while gathering information about the epidemic (with 90% of the attacks being carried out by members of the security forces). The DRC is ranked 150th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. February 16, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities in Kasaï-Oriental province, in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, to drop all charges against Faustin Mbiya, a radio journalist who was held arbitrarily for three days for violating Covid-19 lockdown measures. Journalism is an essential activity during a crisis, RSF said. Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo News News Faustin Mbiya. Twitter Organisation The victims have included Tholi Totaly Glody, a reporter for Alfajari TV in the DRC’s Haut-Katanga province, who was deliberately run down by a police car in March while travelling on a motorcycle to cover compliance with the lockdown ordered by the governor. February 18, 2021 Find out more Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression to go furtherlast_img read more

Average Gas Prices Rises

first_img Business News Subscribe latest #1 Average Gas Prices Rises Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 11:08 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the 20th consecutive day, increasing 1.6 cents to $4.185, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.The average price has increased 43.6 cents during the streak, the longest since a 20-day streak from July 28-Aug. 16.The increasing prices are the result of reduced supplies caused by low levels of production in Southern California stemming from refinery maintenance, said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.Los Angeles County remains the highest average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the state. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more