Illinois sports betting revenue dips for the first time in February

first_imgAdjusted gross revenue for the month amounted to $35.4m (£25.8m/€29.8m), down 28.3% from the record $49.4m reported in January, and the first decline since the state’s licensees took their first bets in July 2020. Online wagering accounted for $33.3m of total revenue for the month, some way ahead of land-based sportsbooks on $2.1m. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In term of handle, players wagered a total of $509.8m on sport during February, down 12.3% from a record $581.6m in January. Email Address Regions: Illinois AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Par-A-Dice Gaming Corporation, which runs a FanDuel sportsbook, remained the market with $11.7m in revenue, despite posting a $24,123 loss from retail betting. Casino Queen and DraftKings followed close behind in second with $10.9m in revenue, then Churchill Downs’ Midwest Gaming & Entertainment and Rush Street Interactive on $7.5m. 12th April 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Illinois sports betting revenue dips for the first time in February Topics: Finance Sports betting Online sports betting Retail sports betting Illinois’s sports betting market experienced its first month-on-month decline in February, with the state’s Gaming Board reporting a fall in both revenue and handle. Sports betting Read the full story on iGB North America. Operators paid some $5.8m in tax, with the majority of this – $5.3m – based on the state’s base 15% tax rate. The remaining $541,832 was generated via an additional 2% tax on bets placed in Cook County, which includes Chicago. Tags: Revenuelast_img read more

Crystal Telecom Limited (CTL.rw) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgCrystal Telecom Limited (CTL.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Crystal Telecom Limited (CTL.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Crystal Telecom Limited (CTL.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Crystal Telecom Limited (CTL.rw)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileCrystal Telecom Limited is an investment holding company with a 20% share in MTN Rwandacell Limited, a mobile and fixed telecommunication services. Crystal Telecom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crystal Ventures and its share of MTN Rwanda is its only investment. The company was established in 2013 with the sole purpose being to hold and manage its stake in MTN Rwanda for the benefit of its shareholders. The remaining 80% of MTN Rwanda is held by MTN Group Limited which is the largest African mobile telecommunications company with operations in 22 countries including Africa and the Middle East. Crystal Telecom Limited’s head office is in Kigali, Rwanda. Crystal Telecom Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria with business operations in Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the United Kingdom. The company provides banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors. GTBank has received numerous accolades in recognition of excellent service, delivery, innovation, corporate social responsibility and good corporate governance include ‘The Best Banking Group by World Finance Magazine’ and ‘The Most Innovative African Bank by The African Banker Magazine’ in 2016/2017. GTBank’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guaranty Trust Bank is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Slate of candidates for 10th bishop of Episcopal Church in…

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Slate of candidates for 10th bishop of Episcopal Church in Minnesota announced Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Nov 22, 2019 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal Church in Minnesota] The Standing Committee announces the slate of candidates who will appear on the ballot for the tenth bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota on January 25, 2020.The candidates are (alphabetical order):The Rev. Abbott Bailey, canon to the ordinary, Diocese of California.The Very Rev. Craig Loya, dean, Trinity Cathedral, Omaha, Diocese of Nebraska.On Nov. 9, members of the Search Committee presented these candidates to the Standing Committee. In a closed session, the Standing Committee further discerned and voted on each candidate, unanimously approving each of the candidates listed above.The Rev. Deborah Brown, president of the Standing Committee, said in a statement released on Friday, “We believe their manner of life, experiences, gifts and sense of call to this sacred responsibility are well-suited to the bold and creative call expressed in the ECMN profile.”The Rev. Susan Moss, chair of the Search Committee, put it this way: “Over the past 10 months, with great care, the Search Committee reviewed many qualified applicants in a rigorous and Spirit-led discernment process. These two candidates soared to the top. It is with great confidence and excitement that we present Canon Bailey and Dean Loya.”Nov. 22 marks the opening of a petition period, with any petitions due by Dec. 2, 2019, at 5 p.m. CST. A final slate, including any approved petition candidates, will be published by Jan. 6.A special electing convention is scheduled for Jan. 25. A service of ordination and consecration is expected to take place on June 6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.The full announcement can be found on the Bishop Search website. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Bishop Elections Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

How to Save Money on Halloween Decor, Food, and More

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSDonna’s DealsHalloween Previous articleHelpful tips for Hurricane cleanup now and in the futureNext articleKelly Park Road to be closed during the day this week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From Donna’s DealsMore than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, spending an average $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34. Total spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the history of NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights. The survey finds that 7 in 10 consumers plan to hand out candy, and nearly half will decorate their home or dress in costume, according to the National Retail Federation.In light of those statistics, we put together this list with the help of Moneycrashers on how to save money this Halloween on decor, food, and of course costumes.DecorBuy Cheap Pumpkins. If I skipped carving a pumpkin altogether, my kids would stage a revolt. However, while we still carve pumpkins, I buy them at the grocery store for better pricing. And everyone gets their own pumpkin.Make a Bat Cave. If you have a pair of scissors and some black construction paper, turn a room in your house into a “bat cave.” Start by printing out a few bat shapes from your computer, then cut them out to use as templates. Trace the shapes onto black construction paper and cut those out, too. You can then tape a whole bevy of bats to the walls in your home.CostumesUse Items You Already Own. You’d be surprised what you can find in your closet that will make a great costume.  But if you need any inspiration check out our post about easy DIY costumes. Swap with a Friend. When my kids were younger, my friends and I were always passing along costumes that didn’t fit from the year before to friends.  A couple of years, we had choices of costumes – one for parties and one for trick-or-treating.FoodDonut Eating Contest- If you decided to host a party or just have the neighborhood kids over, have a donut eating contest. Grab a dozen donuts at your grocery store bakery,  attach each to a long dowel with a piece of string. Instruct the kids to try and eat the hanging donut without hands while two adults hold the dowel horizontally. It’s a fun game to fill little bellies and pass the time until trick-or-treating.Float “Eyeballs.” Frozen fruit is a great alternative to ice cubes in punch: It keeps drinks cold and won’t dilute the flavor. The night before your party, throw a bag of green grapes into your freezer. Then, whip up a bowl of your favorite red punch. Just before guests arrive, pour in the frozen grapes, which look like creepy floating eyeballs. The best part? No need to buy and replenish ice. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name herelast_img read more

The Western Terp / LEVS Architecten

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeLEVS architectenOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingResidentialHousingPublished on November 11, 2011Cite: “The Western Terp / LEVS Architecten” 11 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 Area:  6350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project The Western Terp / LEVS Architecten Architects: LEVS architecten Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Gerard van Beek+ 8 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/182717/the-western-terp-levs-architecten Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/182717/the-western-terp-levs-architecten Clipboard The Western Terp / LEVS ArchitectenSave this projectSaveThe Western Terp / LEVS Architecten CopyHousing•center_img Photographs Year:  Housing Projects 2009 “COPY” “COPY” Photographs:  Gerard van BeekText description provided by the architects. Uithuizen is a small village located in the far north of The Netherlands. The village is near the sea and in the midst of the typical Dutch countryside with its panoramic views and farmhouses. Save this picture!© Gerard van BeekRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Icon BricksBricksNelissenFacing Brick – PastelBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – Modern Waterstruck VarioIn order to prevent this unique scenery from becoming messy, it is imperative that the existing villages are densified. Uithuizen is one of the municipalities where this is necessary. Typical for the street Kennedylaan in Uithuizen are the wide profiles, a lot of public greenery and a differentiated planning of row houses from the sixties and seventies, combined with detached villa-like buildings. Save this picture!© Gerard van BeekThe apartment complex consists of 35 luxury senior apartments with communal amenities and a care unit. To match the large-scale program to the size of the village the complex has been divided into three mansion-like buildings situated in natural, green surroundings. The buildings vary in height, are staggered and partly float over a semi-underground parking garage. They are in perfect harmony thanks to the natural realization of the pointless dark red brickwork, the natural wooden window and doorposts and the galvanized metal fencing. Save this picture!Floor PlansThe mansion-like ambiance is enhanced by the sculptural workmanship, the universal orientation and the white stucco accents on the corners. The elegant design, the level of detail and their positioning are subtle distinctions in this large-scale project. The building is nested in close vicinity to the village without losing its authenticity. Save this picture!© Gerard van BeekProject gallerySee allShow lessInternship Fair at Auburn University’s Architecture SchoolArticles’From Off to On’ Installation / holdUPArticlesProject locationAddress:Uithuizen, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

Downside Up House / WALA

first_imgSave this picture!© Tatjana Plitt+ 23Curated by Martita Vial della Maggiora Share Downside Up House / WALA Houses Daylan Developments Area:  142 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018 Builder: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Architects: WALA Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Albert Park, Australia ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909678/downside-up-house-wala Clipboard Projects Photographs Photographs:  Tatjana Plitt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Weian Lim Lead Architects: Landscape Designer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909678/downside-up-house-wala Clipboard Australian Vertical Garden Group Australia Manufacturers: Danpal, James Hardie Australia, Anchor Ceramics, Anta, Beacon Lighting, Billiani, Caesarstone, Gan Rugs, Gandia Blasco, James Hardie, Massproductions, Miele, Moroso, Pianca, Resident, Softline, Viccarbe, Viridian, prostoria, Caroma, +2DVP, Nodi-2 Structural Engineer: R.I. Brown Downside Up House / WALASave this projectSaveDownside Up House / WALA Products used in this ProjectThermalDanpalDanpatherm SystemInterior Stylist:Rowena MooreCity:Albert ParkCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tatjana PlittText description provided by the architects. Nestled in a diverse residential neighbourhood, the original building was a dilapidated double-fronted Victorian house book-ended by a double-storey terrace house on its south side. The house is located on a corner allotment, pinched in by the main street and a laneway which gives it its triangular shape that tapers towards the rear. As a heritage listed building, it was imperative to rescue the front of house which was in a severe state of disrepair. Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittThe homeowner presented us a brief that requested a 3-bedroom family home whilst making use of the neighbour’s double-height boundary wall to introduce a second story volume to the rear of the property. Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittIn contrast to the convoluted and dimly-lit layout of the original house, the new extension had to be well-lit, adopt a spacious feel, and combine seamlessly with the front heritage building.Save this picture!SectionThe original rear spaces were messy in their layout and clustered haphazardly, so our goal was to retain and restore the existing front of house whilst improving the flow and functionality of the overall house. We subverted the status quo of a typical “ground level extension” by promoting the living spaces upstairs and organizing all bedrooms at ground level. This enabled the bedrooms to borrow inherent privacy and security afforded by a new boundary wall facing the laneway. Upstairs, the living spaces now sit above the neighbouring roofline and open towards uninterrupted city views and light.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittThe new contemporary facade celebrates classic pitched roofs of old Victorians in the neighbour hood by referencing these triangular shapes in the upper floor’s external batten screen. This screen not only presents a clear external graphic to the laneway, but also protects privacy by shielding views into the neighbours’ gardens. A full-height polycarbonate wall on the internal face of the upstairs living spaces still allows for light into the rooms. During the day, soft daylight illuminates the elevated living spaces and when the sun sets, these spaces become lanterns under the night sky.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittNew insertions such as windows and glazed sliders are framed in aluminium to contrast against the double-sash, timber-framed windows of the old house. In extending this choice of material, the batten privacy screen comprises aluminium extrusions to achieve a machine-grade uniformity that juxtaposes wonderfully against the hand-laid weatherboard cladding of old.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittA strong color palette of ‘whites’ was employed to elevate the visual impact the house. Rather than succumbing to a traditional solid wall punctuated with windows, we designed this translucent wall to literally be a “wall of light” and emanate diffused daylight uniformly into the main living zones.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittThe irregularly-shaped site also allowed us to introduce a “shared garden” at street level; a departure from the harsh treatment along the laneway as evident by other corner allotments in the area. The garden was achieved by angling the new boundary fence towards the house to carve out a landscaped feature at a human scale. Despite the house’s small footprint, this effort was made to ensure that a part of the house could be shared with the community.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittDownside Up House is ultimately an exercise in designing “big home features” on a small footprint. The house subverts the typical “ground level extension” approach without compromising light, space and quality of living.Project gallerySee allShow lessWandering in Terrace Garden / Atelier YSelected ProjectsWorld’s Longest Bridge Nears Completion in KuwaitArchitecture News Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeWALAOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlbert ParkAustraliaPublished on January 19, 2019Cite: “Downside Up House / WALA” 19 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

CVS e-mail discussion list moves

About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. CVS e-mail discussion list moves CVSNET is an e-mail list for the discussion of all aspects of the work, activities and management of CVS (Councils for Voluntary Service and similar bodies) in England and NACVS (the National Association of CVS). Typical subscribers to CVSNET include people, whether staff, trustees or volunteers involved in a CVS, but anyone with an interest in CVS is invited to join. CVSNET is an opportunity to share information and experiences, ask questions or seek advice.CVSNET is an e-mail list for the discussion of all aspects of the work, activities and management of CVS (Councils for Voluntary Service and similar bodies) in England and NACVS (the National Association of CVS). Typical subscribers to CVSNET include people, whether staff, trustees or volunteers involved in a CVS, but anyone with an interest in CVS is invited to join. CVSNET is an opportunity to share information and experiences, ask questions or seek advice.The subscription details for CVSNET have changed recently. To join CVSNET send the command subscribe cvsnet contactname organisation emailaddress in the text (not the subject line) of an e-mail to [email protected] . “Contactname” is your name, “organisation” is the name of your organisation, and “emailaddress” is your e-mail address. Advertisement Howard Lake | 24 July 1999 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

In Louisiana Capitol, protesters decry abortion ban

first_imgFed up with online petitions and polite lobbying, pro-choice activists took over the Louisiana State Capitol rotunda in Baton Rouge May 15. Their protest followed state House and Senate committee votes in favor of an abortion ban.Members of the New Orleans Abortion Fund, Women With a Vision, New Orleans Peoples’ Assembly and the New Orleans Workers Group chanted, “Not the church, not the state!  Rich men won’t decide our fate!” They also demanded the passage of a hike in the hourly minimum wage, fully funded child care centers, an investigation of Black maternal deaths in Louisiana and an end to mass incarceration.  Ten people were arrested and charged with criminal destruction of property for pouring “blood” on the floor. The groups vowed to send out this message: “The time is now to stop business as usual. This is just the beginning.”Once news of the action hit the news media and social media, thousands of messages of support poured in. It should be noted that most Louisiana legislators are puppets of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the reactionary billionaire Koch brothers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Murder attempt against a journalist under threat from a local lobbying organisation

first_img April 1, 2020 Find out more November 29, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Murder attempt against a journalist under threat from a local lobbying organisation PeruAmericas China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Organisation News Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned a murder attempt against Danilo Bautista Hernández, presenter of a news programme on Radio California in Nueva Cajamarca, San Martín, north-eastern Peru by two men who aimed a gun at him before fleeing when they were disturbed.The incident may be linked to the journalist’s repeated criticism on his programme, El Informativo de Mediodía, of the lobbying organisation, the Front for the Defence of the interests of Nueva Cajamarca (FEDINC), which twice this year made death threats against him.Bautista Hernández was swimming in the Yuracyacu River near Nueva Cajamarca on 23 November when two men pointed a gun at him. Several people came running in response to screams for help from his wife and niece and the two men took flight.“While remaining cautious, it does seem likely that this murder attempt was linked to Bautista Hernández’s criticism on Radio California of this lobbying organisation, several members of which had already threatened him”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. One member of the organisation, Óscar Coronel Vega, threatened him in a phone call on 15 November, warning him that he would soon be murdered by hired killers. The journalist narrowly avoided getting killed at a meeting of FEDINC in May this year.Despite his fears, Danilo Bautista Hernández told Reporters Without Borders that he was determined to continue to expose abuses by members of the organisation. “They want to shut me up, but they won’t succeed because I expose the facts on my programme. I do not express myself against the defence front”, he said.“”We salute the courage of this journalist who is determined to continue informing his listeners,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities meanwhile must protect his safety and act against his assailants and those who may have instigated this murder attempt.”Bautista Hernández reported the incident to the police, who, he said, recorded it as an “armed robbery attempt and not as a murder attempt” Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Peru News PeruAmericas center_img Receive email alerts Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites News February 10, 2017 Find out more Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable December 4, 2019 Find out more to go further RSF_en Newslast_img read more