Bragg pens revenue sharing agreement with Premier Gaming

first_imgIn addition, content from third-party suppliers such as Greentube, Pragmatic Play and iSoftBet, will be added to Premier’s online casinos via Bragg’s ORYX Hub. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Software provider Bragg Gaming Group has signed a licensing agreement to provide its library of games and its player engagement platform to online gambling operator Premier Gaming. “Licensing agreements like the one with Premier are further evidence of our world-class platform and will solidify Bragg Gaming as a leader in the online gambling industry.” The revenue sharing agreement will grant Premier Gaming access to a range of games from ORYX’s exclusive RGS providers, including Gamomat, Kalamba Games, Givme Games, Golden Hero, CandleBets, Peter & Sons and Arcadem. “We partnered with Bragg Gaming because of their world-class gaming content and their state-of-the-art player engagement platform,” Premier’s marketing manager Michael Deuringer said. “We are already seeing promising interest from our quality-loving player base.” Email Address The new agreement comes after Bragg in January set out plans to rapidly expand throughout the US and Canada in 2021, as well as continue to strengthen its presence in core European markets. Bragg’s interim chief executive Adam Arviv added: “A key differentiator between Bragg Gaming and competitors is that we have both the delivery platform and our own proprietary content. Premier, which counts the likes of Pronto Casino, Slothino, Premier Live Casino and Pronto Live Casino among it casino brands, is active in a number of markets, including Sweden, Finland and Germany. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 10th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Topics: Online casino Online casino Tags: Bragg Gaming Group Premier Gaming Premier will also utilise the ORYX player engagement platform, which includes tools designed to help increase player engagement. Bragg pens revenue sharing agreement with Premier Gaminglast_img read more

Rogers & Co Ltd ( 2009 Presentation

first_imgRogers & Co Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2009 presentation For more information about Rogers & Co Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rogers & Co Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rogers & Co Ltd (  2009 presentation Company ProfileRogers & Co Limited is an international and investment services company  headquartered in Mauritius, that primarily focuses on operations in four markets which are, financial tech, hospitality, logistics and property where the company provides services such as fiduciary, outsourcing, and consulting services, such as tax advisory, captive insurance management, fund administration, and actuarial services, technology services, including integrated business solutions, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and mobile and converged connectivity services and financial services. Rogers & Co Limited operates through the following segments, aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, property, real estate and agribusiness, technology, corporate office, and corporate treasury. Rogers & Co limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Seed Co International Limited ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgSeed Co International Limited (SCIL.vx) listed on the Victoria Falls Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.vx) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.vx) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.vx)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileSeed Co International Limited is one of the leading certified seed companies authorized to market seed varieties developed by itself, government and other associated seed breeders in its markets. From years of intensive investment in R&D, the Company is involved in the breeding, multiplication and distribution of mainly hybrid seed varieties. Seed Co International Limited is primarily listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, with a secondary listing on the Victoria Falls Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Scotland stumble again

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Head coach Andy Robinson was given plenty of food for thought in RomeBy Rory BaldwinScotland’s 2012 RBS 6 Nations match came to an end in Rome on Saturday much like their tournament as a whole – in a mish mash of penalties, errors and frustration.Ross Rennie has performed well throughout the Six NationsSeveral of their performances this year have been positive in some way without ever achieving victory but since the pseudo-highs of France it is almost like they have regained consciousness, only to find they have no memory of who they are or what they can do. They know they can play rugby, but are unsure exactly when or why to apply their skills. Scotland, at the moment, are rugby’s Jason Bourne.As I mentioned in my previous piece, Andy Robinson seems to fix one issue only for another to rear its ugly head. You could also make the argument that it is actually injuries (or retirements) that are “fixing” the problems: bringing in Stuart Hogg and Greig Laidlaw, allowing a place for Ross Rennie and John Barclay on the same team. On Saturday it was a late injury to Allan Jacobsen that gave Jon Welsh his big chance; he duly settled down the Scotland scrum, taking on a fired-up Martin Castrogiovanni in the process and yielding little.With that seemingly sorted, the line-out which had hitherto been Scotland’s best source of quick ball turned into a nightmare that Ross Ford and his jumpers will not soon forget. Ford used to have severe throwing issues; we must hope they have not returned again, and that this was a blip. Robinson must also be culpable here, as Ford could and probably should have been substituted for Scott Lawson at half time. Scotland had at least three attacking line-outs well into the Italian half, resulting in three turnovers.Jim Hamilton competes for the ballRichie Gray, too, had an off day, but although blame may in some quarters be apportioned to those who misbehaved most obviously – perennial scapegoat Nick De Luca, Jim Hamilton – this was actually a team performance almost uniformly bad. Italy were of course worthy of the win, on the scoreboard and the stats, but with the sun-shining it turned into the dog fight we had expected if hoped to avoid and both sides were unwilling (Italy) or unable (Scotland) to play fast and loose. This was a Dan Parks sort of game; but Kris Burton of Italy was the one snatching drop goals.Robinson may well be wondering where to go next with Scotland, or indeed whether to bother. He has a contract through to the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and will want to see it through, being a proud and strong-willed rugby man. In his mind there are definite signs of growth. Regardless of what we think of decisions like the one to move Gregor Townsend into the hot-seat at Glasgow, Robinson has a plan and he should be allowed to see the next phase through.But there will be voices baying for his head on a pointy stick outside Murrayfield, and results in the summer will need to show something tangible. Given the likelihood of finding the summer tour matches on TV is slim (UK broadcasters’ interest in Scottish rugby is minimal) the only thing most people will know of the games is the score. Winning is now crucial. With a new coaching team in place as of now and plenty of youngsters battering on the door should any more of the older generation decide they have had enough, luckily for Scotland the only way should be up.Follow Rory Baldwin on Twitter @ScotRugbyBlog not for featured last_img read more

Bordeaux v Edinburgh live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Make sure you know all the television details for Bordeaux’s match with Edinburgh. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bordeaux v Edinburgh live stream: How to watch from anywhereThe second quarter-final match in the European Challenge Cup this weekend sees Bordeaux take on Edinburgh at the Stade Chaban-Delmas.The two sides have faced each other four times in the Challenge Cup with Edinburgh emerging victorious twice back in 2014/2015. The other two contests came in the current tournament during the group stages.In those two matches they drew 16-16 and then Bordeaux won the second tie handsomely.Below we take a look at the team news.Bordeaux: Nans Ducuing, Santiago Cordero, Jean-Baptiste Dubie, Ulupano Seuteni, Ben Lam, Mathieu Jalibert, Yann Lesgourgues; Jefferson Poirot, Clement Maynadier, Vadim Cobilas, Kane Douglas, Jandre Marais, Mahamadou Diaby, Guido Petti, Marco Tauleigne.Replacements: Jospeh Dweba, Lekso Kaulashvili, Ben Tameifuna, Cyril Cazeaux, Cameron Woki, Maxime Lucu, Ben Botica, Pablo Uberti.Edinburgh: Blair Kinghorn, Darcy Graham, James Johnstone, George Taylor, Damian Hoyland, Jaco van der Walt, Charlie Shiel, Pierre Schoeman, Stuart McInally, Simon Berghan, Ben Toolis, Grant Gilchrist, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Villame Mata.Replacements: Mike Willemse, Rory Sutherland, Murray McCallum, Andrew Davidson, Magnus Bradbury, Nick Haining, Dan Nutton, Chris DeanBelow we explain how to find a reliable live stream for Bordeaux v Edinburgh wherever you are.How to watch the Bordeaux v Edinburgh from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Challenge Cup coverage, like Bordeaux v Edinburgh, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Challenge Cup live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN Bordeaux v Edinburgh live stream: How to watch from the UK & IrelandBordeaux v Edinburgh, which kicks off at 12.30pm, will be shown live on BT Sport 3 in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Bordeaux v Edinburgh takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.center_img Bordeaux v Edinburgh live stream: How to watch from FranceTo watch Bordeaux v Edinburgh in France (1.30pm), beIN Sports is the place to go as they are the main rights holders. It costs €15 a month to access the coverage or if you commit to six months you get a discount of €12 a month.beIN Sports offersCertain matches are also available on free-to-air France Télévisions.Bordeaux v Edinburgh live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Italy or Switzerland, you can watch Bordeaux v Edinburgh at 1.30pm through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Bordeaux v Edinburgh live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Challenge Cup matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Bordeaux v Edinburgh will kick off at 7.30am EST and 4.30am on the West coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Challenge and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Bordeaux v Edinburgh live stream: How to watch from South AfricaSuperSport has the rights to broadcast the Challenge Cup in South Africa and you can watch Bordeaux v Edinburgh at 1.30pm on SuperSport Rugby Live.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from EasyView, with access to Blitz, to Premium, with all ten sports channels.Bordeaux v Edinburgh live stream: How to watch from CanadaFor those in Canada, the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN shows the Challenge Cup and you can watch Bordeaux v Edinburgh at 4.30am on the West Coast.Bordeaux v Edinburgh live stream: How to watch from JapanDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch Bordeaux v Edinburgh in Japan (8.30pm). The service is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Find out more about DAZN here Bordeaux v Edinburgh live stream: How to watch from elsewhereEPCR have launched an OTT service,, so you can stream live Challenge Cup matches outside of its core broadcast territories (UK & Ireland, France, USA, Malta, Spain, Andorra and Sub-Saharan Africa).It’s €1.99 to watch a single Challenge Cup match or you can buy a season pass to watch all of the remaining games of the 2019-20 campaign for €9.99. Or if you want to watch both the Champions and Challenge Cups, it’s €17.99 for a season pass for the rest of 2019-20.Find out here We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. last_img read more

Barrington cleared while Barritt gets banned after no card

first_imgWednesday Jan 11, 2017 Barrington cleared while Barritt gets banned after no card Following a dangerous challenge that resulted in a nasty concussion at the weekend, Saracens duo Richard Barrington and Brad Barritt both faced disciplinary hearings in London last night. In an interesting twist, Barrington was cleared and Barritt was suspended. The two players tackled Exeter Chiefs lock Geoff Parling high, resulting in him needing to be taken off the field as he was knocked out cold.At the time it was Barrington that saw red, while Barritt got off scot-free despite clearly tackling high. In the discussion when we first posted the video and story, opinions were mixed but the general feeling was that Barritt was very lucky to be overlooked.Each player was then cited for a different offence, Barrington for dangerous charging, and Barritt for dangerous tackling.The dangerous charge was dismissed though, and Barrington is free to play with immediate effect.Barritt, however, pleaded guilty and was given a three-week suspension. He is free to play again on Tuesday 31st January.The RFU Disciplinary panel said: “Following very careful analysis, the panel found that Mr Barrington had not committed the act of foul play alleged. The incident arose out of the specific dynamic of Mr Parling falling unconscious into what would have otherwise been a legitimate contact by Mr Barrington.“In line with the new sanctions a mid-range entry of six weeks was imposed on Mr Barritt reduced to three weeks in light of mitigation including his guilty plea.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Fatima’s House / Salgado E Liñares Arquitectos

first_imgFatima’s House / Salgado E Liñares ArquitectosSave this projectSaveFatima’s House / Salgado E Liñares ArquitectosSave this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezHouses•A Coruña, Spain CopyStructure:Manuel A. Liñares TúñezCollaborating Architect:Carla Agra GarcíaInstallation:Miguel A. Raposo RodríguezSketch:Sergio Sánchez Alcalde, Carla Agra GarcíaTechnical Architect:Castor Campos RodríguezProject Architects:Alfonso Salgado Suárez, Francisco X. Liñares TúñezIndustrial Engineer:Manuel A. Liñares TúñezCity:A CoruñaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Fatima’s House. The nearby presence of “father’s house” is first of all a dumb testimony of the evolution of the project, and second  of the work. For that reason, the house is closed to the east, with categorical and barely nuanced limits, as refusing dialogue and  even the exchange…but the house also opens to the west, towards the horizon,  where the air is looked and the day is finished, and the resounding gives way now to a calculated ambiguity, spaces which are one but also are various, spaces which are in but are also out, spaces, in the end that extended outward, up almost touching the nearby rural core, which is sensed at the bottom, between the trees. Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – ConcreteWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsFretwork Facade PanelThese two presences, the father on one side and the core on the other side, are in a way the origin of the project as a counterpoint which want to flee but who don´t want to leave. It only changes the language, that’s all.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessLiving Landscape: The Great Fen Visiting Center Proposal / Atelier CMJNUnbuilt ProjectFilms & Architecture: “Underground”Articles Share CopyAbout this officeSalgado E Liñares ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesA CoruñaSpainPublished on March 12, 2013Cite: “Fatima’s House / Salgado E Liñares Arquitectos” [Casa de Fátima / Salgado E Liñares Arquitectos] 12 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More 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 stream Houses Spain Fatima’s House / Salgado E Liñares Arquitectos Photographs:  Héctor Santos-Díez+ 30 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  294 m² Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Projects ArchDaily Architects: Salgado E Liñares Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

Collective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS Architectes

first_imgCollective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS ArchitectesSave this projectSaveCollective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS Architectes Collective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS Architectes CopyApartments•Barcelona, Spain Architects: MiAS Architectes Year Completion year of this architecture project Spain Apartments “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs ArchDailycenter_img Projects CopyAbout this officeMiAS ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBarcelonaSpainPublished on October 24, 2014Cite: “Collective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS Architectes” [Vivienda Colectiva en Torre Baró / MiAS Architectes] 24 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More 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 stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Adrià GoulaCollaborators:Adriana Porta + Silvia Brandi (project leaders), Fausto Raposo, Bárbara Fachada, Mafalda Batista, Lluís A. Casanovas, Cristina Feijoo, Francesca Giovaninni, Anna Mallén, Anna Mañosa, Daniel Montes, Josep Puigdemont, Benedetta Slucca, Pablo Varesi, Enric Argemí, Mario Blanco, Horacio Arias, Stefania Carboni, Margherita Corbetta, Mannick Eigenheer, Isabelle Glenz, Diogo Henriques, Silvia Lai, Pier Francesco Lisci, Roberta Luna, Francisca Marzotto, Ines Reis, Diego Romero, Emanuela Scano, María Tapias, Christian Giovanetti, Giovanni Galdieri, Gabriele Mura, Laura PomesanoTechnical Architect:Carles BouConsultants:Engineering (PROISOTEC, Josep Masachs), structure (BOMA)City:BarcelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Topographically, the  pentagonal site is on a slope. The property proposes for the site, surrounded by other housing projects, housing on the upper floors of the building, shops and public services on the ground floor and parking in basement floors.Save this picture!PlanThe building wants to be the volumetric reference of the object of the competition and the specific urban development of this area, as well as the public space that is defined by the development of this planning.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe building is developed at different levels with a U-shaped volume in plan, in a trapezoidal form in which it is confined. The project faces the eucalyptus square, so that part of the ground floor not occupied by the building is an extension of the square itself. Instead, the boundary with Sant Feliu de Codines street is through the northwest facade with a height of 31 meters, it clearly defines the street, differentiating public and private space.Save this picture!PlanThe generic plan layout is four apartments per level, although in the last two, there are only two apartments per floor. The application of volume occupancy rate, according to the program, occurs by its progressive reduction in height.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe project intends for the volume to be read as an entity, not manifesting the levels which it consists of. For this reason, we opt for a formalization of the facades and windows not as a stack but as a continuity. From the square, the volume only hints at the access courtyard, the facade produces slight movements of the enclosure to insinuate, blur, offer trompe-l’oeil… With regards to lighting and ventilation, the layout of the apartments around the open courtyard and with the same perimeter of facade, makes it very efficient.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaProject gallerySee allShow lessRIBA Launches Centenery Square Regeneration Competition for BirminghamArchitecture NewsFrank Gehry Claims Today’s Architecture is (Mostly) “Pure Shit”Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  2012 Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 19 Sharelast_img read more

Press conference celebrates new legal opportunities for Mumia

first_imgAn air of celebration energized the press conference held by supporters of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal on April 18. The day before, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced that he was withdrawing his appeal of the Dec. 27 decision by Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker granting Abu-Jamal new appellate rights.The decision opens the way for four Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) appeals, involving more than 20 separate complaints, to be reheard before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.The April 18 press conference was held outside City Hall next to a statue honoring 19th-century African-American educator, writer and fearless civil rights activist Octavius V. Catto, who was murdered by a racist mob in 1871. Installed in September 2017, it is Philadelphia’s only monument to a historic Black leader and stands on the opposite side of City Hall from the much denounced statue of racist former Police Commissioner and Mayor Frank Rizzo.The outdoor location also offered the opportunity to do outreach for an April 27 rally for Mumia to people passing by, many of whom stayed to listen to speakers.Pam Africa, MOVE member and Minister of Confrontation of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, chaired the noontime event, which brought out more than 75 people from community, political and religious organizations. While applauding Krasner for bowing to public demands to drop his appeal, speaker after speaker raised that Abu-Jamal, unjustly imprisoned since 1981 because of police, judicial and prosecutorial misconduct, should be released now!Supporters are reinvigorated to demand that charges against Abu-Jamal be dropped and that he be freed because he is factually innocent. Mumia has always maintained his innocence.While noting that DA Krasner’s April 17 decision contained distortions about Tucker’s filings, Rachel Wolkenstein, a former attorney for Abu-Jamal, nonetheless called the reversal “historic.” She noted it was “the first time there has been a direct legal push-back against the Fraternal Order of Police” in Philadelphia since the case began in 1981. Wolkenstein cautioned, however, that “it can’t be seen that Krasner is on our side. The boxes of hidden evidence ‘suddenly discovered’ by Krasner in the DA’s office [one day after Tucker’s initial ruling] are proof of everything we say and more about this frame-up.”Professor Johanna Fernandez, with the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, challenged the corporate media for historically carrying the FOP line vilifying Abu-Jamal. “Mumia was an award-winning journalist and president of the Association of Black Journalists. Had Mumia been a white journalist, would we be having this conversation today?“Mumia was part of the Black Power movement fighting for justice in the 1970s. He was the only journalist in Philadelphia who humanized members of the MOVE organization,“ she asserted.Fernandez put the case in historic context, noting that within months of Abu-Jamal’s 1982 conviction, 15 of the 35 officers who collected evidence in his case were tried and convicted of corruption, evidence tampering and falsifying evidence to obtain convictions in several other cases.Fernandez noted that Albert Sabo, the judge in Abu-Jamal’s initial 1982 trial who was brought back from retirement to hear his first PCRA appeal in 1995-96, was known as the “hanging judge.” She recounted some of the key issues that will be addressed when Abu-Jamal’s PCRA appeals are reheard. “Exculpatory evidence [evidence that could exonerate a defendant in a criminal trial] was withheld during Abu-Jamal’s initial hearing. There was proof [a driver’s license found in slain police officer Daniel Faulkner’s pocket] that Kenneth Freeman, a trained sharpshooter, was present and matched eyewitness descriptions of a man seen fleeing the scene. This evidence was not provided to Mumia’s attorney. “When Mumia comes home,” Fernandez concluded, “the entire establishment of Philadelphia will be on trial. As Judge Tucker noted in his decision, this case is one of the most famous, if not the most famous, trial in the world.”‘Either Krasner lets Mumia out or he should get out of office’Megan Malachi with Philly for REAL Justice spoke as one of a generation of younger people for whom Mumia has been imprisoned their entire lives. “I grew up in Philadelphia with the background of the attacks on MOVE and Rizzo’s impact on how, as a Black person, you think about yourself and about racism in this city. My father was beaten by cops under Rizzo’s command.“They freed [rapper] Meek Mill, but without freedom for Mumia that means nothing. We didn’t vote for Krasner to make things better —​ that’s our job. We put him in office to do the right thing. Either Krasner lets Mumia out or he should get out of office. The movement around mass incarceration in this city is about Mumia. Let’s get on point!”Mike Africa Jr., whose mother and father, MOVE 9 members Debbie Africa and Mike Africa Sr., were released in 2018 after 40 years in prison, challenged the crowd to never give up on our political prisoners. “The judges are not going to do the right thing on their own. We have to keep up the pressure.”American Postal Workers (APWU) Local 10 activist Bill Bachmann from New York City called on the national AFL-CIO, Change to Win and other major union formations to mobilize members in defense of and for the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal: “This would put a big dent in the overall armor of the so-called criminal justice system set out to terrorize Black and Brown people. Justice for Mumia is justice for us all.”Brother Gregory Muhammad of the Nation of Islam Mosque #12 recounted how Abu-Jamal’s successful challenge to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections won hepatitis C treatment for all prisoners in the state: “The power of the people will not be denied.”Other speakers included Imam Al-Hajj Talib, Muslim Alliance of North America/ National Jericho Movement; Matt Myers, War Resisters League; Betsey Piette, Workers World Party; and Ant Smith, REAL Justice. After a short march to the DA’s office, a youth speakout wrapped up the event there. 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Mobile home residents in Iowa rally against landlords

first_imgResidents of Waukee’s mobile home community Midwest Country Estates and supporters rallied outside the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines May 23 to protest proposed rent hikes by new landlords Havenpark Capital.Havenpark bought five mobile home communities in Iowa this year: MCE, Golfview Mobile Home Court in North Liberty, North American Mobile Home Park in Indianola, Sunrise Mobile Home Village in Iowa City and West Branch Mobile Home Village in West Branch. The Utah-based investment firm has targeted similar communities in other states.Since taking over these properties, Havenpark has imposed extravagant rent hikes on tenants as part of their greedy business model. For example, MCE residents received a predatory rent increase of nearly 70 percent.After months of dragging their heels, Havenpark finally agreed to meet with MCE residents at the Sheraton Hotel that Thursday evening. The meeting was closed to the public and the media, which should not come as a surprise as the firm has continuously denied interviews and comments on their actions. Before MCE tenants met with representatives inside the hotel, a crowd of around 30 people gathered outside near the street. They held signs and displayed a large banner reading, “Fight poverty, not the poor.” Facing street traffic in front of the building, the crowd’s signs read, “Rent gouging is wrong,” “Solidarity with MCE residents,” “Put people first” and other slogans. Protesters repeatedly chanted, “Havenpark steals homes.”The main rally speaker was Waukee resident Matt Chapman, who has been helping to organize MCE tenants for months against Havenpark. Wearing a red T-shirt with the words “Housing Justice for All,” Chapman addressed the crowd. Chapman said Iowans should not be forced “to choose between food, rent, utilities and medicines” for the sake of “out-of-state profits.”“Iowans deserve the dignity of a comfortable home,” Chapman continued. “What is comfortable and dignified about being unable to sleep at night — unable to sleep because you don’t know what’s coming next?”Chapman pointed out, “These folks have been living in Waukee for years, yet we allow an out-of-state corporation to gouge their rents. Predatory companies across the country use the same method to steal homes from communities like ours, by raising rents so folks walk away. That ain’t right.”Protesters loudly echoed back in agreement, “That ain’t right!” During the rally, several drivers passing by honked their horns in support. Local news outlets reported the event. That same evening in North Liberty, residents of Golfview (who had their rent raised 58 percent) met with Havenpark. The town hall meeting that evening was the first time Golfview residents were able to confront Havenpark. The Golfview Residents Association also hosted a rally.Following the meetings in West Des Moines and North Liberty, Havenpark agreed to “stagger” the proposed rent increases over the next 10 months, according to the Des Moines Register.Golfview resident Jean Parker told Iowa City Press-Citizen, “I think  [Havenpark] got embarrassed. They thought they could hide behind corporate walls over in Utah, but the Teamsters [Local 238] went out and found them.” Local 238 and TeamCAN are among the allies of GRA.Many Iowa residents in the communities affected by Havenpark hope to link arms with each other in solidarity in the near future so they can work together to fight the profit-driven abuses of their landlords. “Havenpark Capital is on notice that Iowa won’t tolerate that in our state,” stated Chapman. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more