Mothercare speeds up its foreign plans

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Tab NZ above expectations again with $14.9 profit in September

first_imgTab NZ also paid $500,000 in Racing Integrity Unit (RIU) fees, up 20.0% Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Horse racing Online sports betting Retail sports betting Sportsbook Tab NZ above expectations again with $14.9 profit in September AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter New Zealand’s Tab NZ reported betting turnover of $210.7m, 19.5% over budget and up 14.0% year-on-year, thanks to impressive year-on-year growth in turnover from racing both inside and outside of New Zealand. Domestic racing turnover posted the biggest year-on-year increase, rising 21% to $61m, thanks in part to large numbers of runners.  Regions: Oceania New Zealand Gaming profit, meanwhile, came to $2.0m, in line with budget with gaming venues in New Zealand open for the whole month after closures in August impacted earnings. It did not announce, however, its gaming revenue or turnover. 30th October 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Sports turnover growth was slower, rising 7% to $68m, but Tab NZ noted that September 2019 had been a particularly active sports betting month because of the Rugby World Cup. While rugby revenue was down 70%, the expanded number of sporting leagues in action during the month ensured sports turnover still posted year-on-year growth. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tab NZ did reveal its operating expenses came to $9.5m, 2.8% less than budgeted and 19.2% less than in 2019. The operator paid an additional $800,000 in capital expenditure costs, much of which were on product development.  Tab NZ was created in August to replace the Racing Industry Transition Agency, which itself replaced the New Zealand Racing Board a year earlier as part of a planned two-step racing reform process. That process started with the Racing Reform Act, which came into effect in 2019, before the Racing Industry Bill was passed – creating Tab NZ – a month later than expected this year. In August, Tab NZ’s first month of activity, the operator also exceeded expectations. It brought in $32.1m in revenue and made a profit of $12.8m. Horse racing The most bet racing event was the Tarzino Trophy at Hastings, which saw punters stake $695,000. This meant net profit came to NZD$14.9m, 53.6% over budget This resulted in betting revenue of $34.6m – up 17.7% from 2019 and 26.3% from expectations – and turnover of $210.7m, 19.5% over budget and up 14.0% year-on-year. Profits from betting totalled $13.4m, 61.4% over budget. Tab NZ distributed $10.3m of its profits to racing industries, 9.6% above budget. Of this total, $8.3m was in its fixed monthly distribution, while it paid an additional $1.4m in offshore bookmaker commission fees, up 133.3% from budget, and $600,000 in betting duty repeal, up 20.0%. Tags: Tab NZ Racing Industry Transition Agency RITA Betting on overseas racing made up the majority of turnover, as it grew 11% year-on-year to $82m. This packed sporting calendar meant the list of events which attracted the most wagers was diverse, led by a UFC fight between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa, with $682,000 in bets, but also including six NRL matches, two NBA games and one rugby union contest. Email Addresslast_img read more

Cricket Business: ECB Chairman admits financial crunch, “we will face guaranteed…

first_img Previous articleGolf: Diksha Dagar and Tvesa Malik ready for Swiss ChallengeNext articleDavid Beckham’s esports team Guild Esports plans to raise £50m valuation Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. By Kunal Dhyani – September 9, 2020 Sports BusinessCricket BusinessLatest Sports News Watmore said ECB’s “ambition” would probably have to be reduced significantly.“We must have a plan for this were it to occur, but the whole game and governments around the world must equally do everything we can to avoid this situation occurring.”Watmore said “an obsessive focus on cash and cashflow, combined with a sharp period of cost reduction and efficiencies across the whole game, starting with the ECB itself will be essential to reducing outgoings and buying time”.The resumption of international cricket amid the pandemic with series against West Indies, Pakistan and Australia has helped England to bridge the financial gaps but Watmore warned this is “ephemeral”.“The game has also been brilliant in getting behind-closed-door men’s and women’s cricket going, internationally, at county/regional level and recreationally. While it appears as if the game has bridged the financial gaps, this is ephemeral and the financial day of reckoning is yet to come.” F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd ECB chairman Watmore feels Covid-19 pandemic leave the board with “very severe cash constraints and a global game in crisis” if it continues to rage on and disrupts the next domestic season.Watmore had begun his tenure last week, succeeding Colin Graves as England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman. Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Seferovic puts Switzerland 1-0 up against hapless Turks; Follow Live Updates Cricket Cricket Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoThe coronavirus outbreak had forced a cricket shutdown in March and Watmore said ECB has “a guaranteed shortfall of 100m this year, and it might be as high as 180m” against a “pre-COVID whole game” income of around 475m anticipated for 2020.He said recovering from the losses of the 2020 season will require “a mindset of “same ambition, just less money’” but it could get much more serious if the global health crisis continues to affect the game next year as well.“Provided we can get cricket back to somewhere near normality next season … we have four years to recover one year’s losses, where each of those years has double the income of the recent past,” Watmore wrote in a blog post on the ECB’s website.“What is more concerning is the possibility that our next domestic season is severely disrupted by Covid too – with more cricket cancelled, played behind closed doors, or with very limited crowds.“At this point, we will have two years of losses to recover with only three years left of the current funding cycle, coupled with very severe cash constraints, and a global game in crisis.”Cricket Business : ECB Chairman declares, ‘we will reduce costs considerably’ WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Latest Sports News WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Formula 1 PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Football Football TAGSCovid-19 Impact on cricket boardsCovid-19 impact on ECBCricket BusinessECB facing financial crunchEngland & Wales Cricket Board SHARE Facebook Twitter 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 BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Latest Sports News Cricket Cricket Business: ECB Chairman admits financial crunch, “we will face guaranteed 100Mn shortfall” WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC finallast_img read more

National Foods Holdings Limited ( 2004 Annual Report

first_imgNational Foods Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about National Foods Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Foods Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Foods Holdings Limited (  2004 annual report.Company ProfileNational Foods is Zimbabwe’s largest food manufacturer. The company was established in 1920 and produces a broad range of basic foods including maize meal, flour, cooking oil, margarine, rice, salt, snacks, biscuits, pasta, sugar beans, baked beans, popcorn, as well as soap and a full range of animal feed. Recently, a maize based cereal has been added to the National Foods product portfolio. The company’s iconic and home-grown brands Red Seal, Pearlenta, Gloria, Mahatma, Better Buy, ZimGold, National Foods Stockfeeds, Iris, Zapnax, KING and most recently Allegros Popticorn are loved across the length and breadth of Zimbabwe. Gloria and Red Seal have been trusted and esteemed brands in Zimbabwe for almost a 100 years. The company has 2 major shareholders; Innscor Africa Limited 37.73% and Tiger Brands 37.45%. The National Foods Workers Trust, which was established in 1985 by way of a Donation also owns 9.85% of the company. The beneficiaries of the Trust are the National Foods Ltd non-managerial employees. The company is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. National Foods has manufacturing sites in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare from which it distributes its products throughout Zimbabwe. Our people work passionately to add value to the lives of our customers and consumers through our products; striving to continuously improve our existing products as well as progressively adding new categories to our portfolio. National Foods Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Should I buy Lloyds Bank stock for my ISA or other cheap UK shares?

first_img 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. Lloyds Bank (LSE: LLOY) has always looked attractive to me as one of the best cheap UK shares. However, for the past decade, the lender has been going through a transition. After the financial crisis, the bank spent years trying to tidy up its balance sheet to recover from its losses. Unfortunately, just as it looked as if it had recovered fully from the financial crisis, the coronavirus pandemic struck. For the past year, Lloyds has been attempting to manage the crisis as best it can. Luckily, the business has succeeded in avoiding falling back into the position it found itself in 12 years ago.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…And it now looks as if the lender is making progress drawing a line under the past year’s uncertainty. As such, I’m considering adding it to my ISA, although there are other UK shares I’m also reviewing. Lloyds Bank outlookThe outlook for the banking group has improved significantly over the past few months. At the beginning of the pandemic, there were serious concerns about whether or not Lloyds and its peers would be able to withstand a tidal wave of loan losses from the crisis.Even though they’ve had to write off billions of pounds in loans, they have. The UK financial services sector entered the situation in a relatively strong position. Other UK shares haven’t been so lucky. The latest trading update from Lloyds Bank showed that the company’s balance sheet is robust. For 2020, the UK’s biggest mortgage lender reported profits of £1.2bn. Its core capital ratio, a key measure of financial strength, increased to 16.2%, up from 15.2% in September. The bank’s minimum is 12.5%. These strong figures allowed management to declare a final dividend of 0.57p per share, the maximum permitted by the Bank of England.Other UK sharesBased on these figures alone, I think the stock looks like an attractive acquisition at current prices. But there are risks to consider. The pandemic isn’t over, and we don’t know what the final impact on financial institutions will ultimately be. What’s more, low interest rates are hurting the UK financial sector. Banks like Lloyds depend on high interest rates to earn high profits.If rates remain where they are today for the next decade, which is likely, Lloyds’ income may never return to pre-pandemic levels. Based on these risks, I wouldn’t rush to buy Lloyds Bank shares today. I think other UK shares may present a better way to play the UK economic recovery. These could include retailers such as Halfords.Of course, this retailer does face its own slate of risks, such as falling UK retail sales. However, the group can set its own prices, unlike Lloyds which has to rely on the Bank of England. This is a significant advantage.That’s why if I had to choose between the bank and retailer today, I’d avoid Lloyds and buy Halfords instead. 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Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 28th February, 2021 | More on: LLOY center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Should I buy Lloyds Bank stock for my ISA or other cheap UK shares?last_img read more

Dom Zlomu / Pauliny Hovorka Architekti

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Kynceľová, Slovakia 2008 Photographs:  PHAText description provided by the architects. Kynceľová is a small village not far from the town of Banská Bystrica (population 80,000 inhabitants), in a picturesque location overlooking Low Tatras mountain range. Our client has picked up this setting for his family house because of an easy access to the town and quiet homelike environment. There were two main client´s requirements regarding the architecture of this house. He was looking for a single storey building ideally with no staircase allowing maximum daylight to enter the interior. Save this picture!© PHARecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD21Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelThis requirement had proved difficult to meet due to the unusual shape and eastward sloping of the site. Considering all challenging conditions we eventually came up with a house having an L shaped plan accessible from relatively small lower level housing garage and ancillary rooms and large residential level above. Apart from an entrance level, all other rooms including adjoining exterior areas are situated on one floor level enabling free movement throughout the house. All upper rooms benefit from the large curtain walls providing contact with the garden and terraces with south and west aspect. The main residential level is split into two parts (day and night) flanking the staircase. Save this picture!© PHADayrooms including living room/kitchen, pantry and home office, are orientated parallel to the street providing for the visual connection to the site entrance. Home office with adjoining bathroom can also serve as guest accommodation. Large sliding doors connect interior with exterior. Master bedroom with two children rooms (convertible into one bigger room) are facing rear garden. Adjoining corridor is lit by the south facing rooflight with a constant interplay of light and shadow throughout the day. There are at least two breaking points important for the architecture of the house. First breaking point occurs in the plan with the objective to maximise solar exposure of the living hall while reducing overlooking between day and night parts of the house. Furthermore, the main level is cantilevered towards the street providing sheltered vehicular and pedestrian entrance to the house. This way, the mass and the visual impact of the street facade is also reduced. This is further supported by means of colouring the basement black contrasting with the white render of the rest of the house. Second breaking point occurs in the roof of the day wing one meter above roof of the night wing resulting in living room benefiting from the extra height and volume. Save this picture!© PHABoth breaking points manifest themselves internally and externally and are essential for the architectural expression of the house. Also included in the scope of our services were interior and landscaping design. Interiors are fitted out with bespoke furniture finished in high gloss white thus organically blending with the building fabric. Swimming pool, timber deck and garden provide space for leisure time activities. Neighboring house, also designed by our office and currently under construction is proposed to share the same garden in the near future.Project gallerySee allShow lessDutch Profiles Video: Rem KoolhaasArticles100 MAJA/ HOUSES: Participation of Estonia at La Biennale di VeneziaArticles Share “COPY” Dom Zlomu / Pauliny Hovorka ArchitektiSave this projectSaveDom Zlomu / Pauliny Hovorka Architekti Slovakia Year:  CopyAbout this officePauliny Hovorka ArchitektiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesKynceľováSlovakiaPublished on August 30, 2010Cite: “Dom Zlomu / Pauliny Hovorka Architekti” 30 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© PHA+ 34 Share Area:  1100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Pauliny Hovorka Architekti Area Area of this architecture project Houses Photographs Dom Zlomu / Pauliny Hovorka Architekti Projectslast_img read more

New Director at GuideStar UK

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Director at GuideStar UK Tagged with: Digital Management Recruitment / people 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.  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 14 March 2008 | News Lewis Temple, new Director at GuideStar UK Lewis Temple is the new Director of GuideStar UK (, the free online information resource on the 168,000 charities of England and Wales.Temple joins GuideStar UK after 10 years working for international charities in developing countries, most recently as Regional Representative for Eastern Europe and Central Asia for HelpAge International.GuideStar UK was founded in 2003 to provide an easily accessible source of detailed information about charities in the UK, and its website was officially launched in 2005. The service “was used over half a million times in 2007”.The appointment of Temple as Director of the charity comes as GuideStar UK and Civil Society Systems merge to form GuideStar International and David Brocklebank, former GuideStar UK chief, is appointed as CEO of GuideStar Data Services (GDS), a community interest company wholly owned by GuideStar International (GSI) read more

Puerto Rican diaspora rallies in NYC

first_imgA bilingual “mic check” and demonstration was held at Manhattan’s Federal Plaza on Sept. 28 to denounce the U.S. governmental neglect of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, led by President Donald Trump,.Hundreds of people joined the protest after long marches through various New York communities. Other emergency rallies for Puerto Rico were held in several New York City locations.Protesters chanted “Donald Trump! Shame on you!” and “¡Yo soy Boricua!” (“I am Puerto Rican!”), and they held signs denouncing Trump. They sang songs in Spanish, such as the revolutionary Puerto Rican anthem, “Que Bonita Bandera” (“What a Beautiful Flag”). As they passed by, a city sanitation truck driver and a city bus driver both honked their horns in support.A flyer distributed at the event demanded the U.S. release life-saving relief, cancel the debt and abolish the Jones Act, which requires goods shipped to Puerto Rico to be transported only by U.S. vessels. Under pressure, Trump temporarily waived the act on Sept. 28 — for only a 10-day period.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

More death threats against journalists, one on the verge of fleeing the country

first_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Follow the news on Colombia Organisation ColombiaAmericas Reporters Without Borders today condemned the repeated threats made during the past month against Pedro Luis Mogollón, the editor of the El Universal daily in the northern city of Cartagena, and Jacqueline Rhenals, one of his political columnists. The organisation also voiced concern about Diva Vivian Jessurum of RCN television in Bogotá, who is on the point of fleeing the country because of death threats.“Press freedom in Colombian is no longer just compromised in the zones of armed conflict,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Regardless of the protection they may be getting, the situation of journalists is deteriorating sharply in the few cities and regions that are supposedly ‘pacified.’ Jessurum’s departure would bring to eight the number of journalists who have been forced to stop working and flee their region or the entire country since the start of the year.”The press freedom organisation added: “We call on the Fiscalía General de la Nación (attorney-general’s office), which is responsible for dealing with these cases, to conduct immediate inquiries that include political circles in the areas investigated, in order to put an end to this new climate of terror against the media.”Mogollón and Rhenals have been receiving repeated telephone threats for a month because of El Universal’s coverage of the campaign for Cartagena’s mayoral election on 30 October. The threats were first made in an SMS (telephone text) message received by both journalists on 17 September. Two subsequent messages, one to Mogollón on 3 October and the other to Rhenals on 10 October, referred to a report in El Universal about voter intentions, especially as regards former mayor Nicolas Curi, who was removed in 2000 because of alleged corruption.According to the Peruvian press freedom organisation IPYS, the threats against Jessurum are linked to a book she has been writing for the past year about the embezzlement of US funding for Plan Colombia, (a drug eradication programme). The threats began on 21 April when she received a message that she would be killed if she did not shut up. The anonymous correspondent, who calls himself Angelito, has thereafter reiterated his threats every two weeks.A small coffin containing an identical message was delivered to her mother’s home in the northern city of Barranquilla on 16 August. Two days before that, several individuals went to Jessurum’s apartment building and asked the concierge for her. After being told she was not there, they broke the windows of her apartment by throwing stones. Reporters Without Borders has been told she is very frightened and is on the point of seeking refuge in a neighbouring country for a couple of months. ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more Reports Receive email alerts May 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Help by sharing this information to go further October 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 More death threats against journalists, one on the verge of fleeing the country News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News RSF_en RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

US – White House should immediately restore Brian Karem’s press pass

first_img United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply concerned at the White House’s recent decision to suspend correspondent Brian Karem’s press pass. This is the second time that a journalist’s press pass was suspended by the Trump administration in clear violation of the First Amendment. The White House finalized its decision on August 16 to suspend White House correspondent Brian Karem’s press pass for 30 days, with Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham citing the reporter’s conduct during an argument with former White House aide Sebastian Gorka at a July 11 White House event. In the letter Grisham sent on August 2 notifying Karem of the decision, she wrote that he “failed to abide” by a “widely shared understanding” of how members of the press should behave at White House events, while acknowledging that there is no explicit set of rules governing such behavior.  June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en In November 2018, the White House suspended CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass based on false allegations that the reporter “placed his hands on” a White House aide working at a press conference, although C-SPAN’s live coverage of the event directly contradicted this. Days later, CNN filed a lawsuit—led by Boutrous, the same lawyer now representing Karem—against the White House, arguing the Trump administration violated Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights. The White House fully restored Acosta’s press pass within a week, though it introduced a set of guidelines governing questions at press events that, if not followed, could lead to future revocations moving forward. The White House hasn’t suspended or revoked any reporter’s press pass yet for working outside these guidelines. The United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.  NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say August 20, 2019 US – White House should immediately restore Brian Karem’s press pass Help by sharing this information For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. to go further In an August 6 article published by Playboy, Karem wrote that he believes his press pass was removed as a retaliatory measure against him for “ask[ing] hard questions” over the last several weeks.The Playboy reporter and CNN analyst announced he plans to sue the White House over this decision, and his attorney Ted Boutrous published a statement saying the suspension violates Karem’s First Amendment rights and the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment. The White House Correspondents’ Association also published a statement expressing its concern with the decision. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Follow the news on United States News News “The suspension of Brian Karem’s press pass is yet another example of a thin-skinned White House that abuses power to punish journalists it dislikes,” said Dokhi Fassihian, Executive Director of RSF’s North America bureau. “This action has no place in a democratic country with a free press. It demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of the watchdog function of the media over government and it wrongly attempts to regulate the professional conduct of journalists who assert themselves on behalf of the American people to access and understand the truth. The White House should immediately reverse this decision.” Brendan Smialowski / AFP News United StatesAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more